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Thanos' Avengers: Infinity War Arc Will Mirror Infinity Gauntlet Comics

Did Kevin Feige just confirm a major Avengers: Infinity War theory? In a recent interview with Collider, the Marvel Studios head commented on the perceived similarity between the storyline of Infinity War and the comic arc Infinity Gauntlet, saying, "[Thanos' motives] will be similar to what they were in Infinity Gauntlet in various ways. I guess that's all I can say about that."

The Infinity Gauntlet arc saw Thanos trying to get all of the Infinity Stones so that he could combine their power and become the most powerful being in the universe. A large part of Thanos' desire to bring the stones together, aside from just his quest for power, is his one-sided love affair with Death, with the villain willing to do anything– even extinguishing half the life in the universe– to impress her. While Death hasn't officially been cast in the MCU yet, some have theorized that Cate Blanchett's Thor: Ragnarok character Hela, the goddess of death, could be the film's version of the character. If the actress is making an Infinity War appearance, it's being kept pretty tightly under wraps, although that's not surprising for the secretive studio.

Marvel has kept very quiet on what we can expect to see in Avengers: Infinity War and the fourth Avengers film, which Feige recently said has remained untitled because the title is a spoiler for what happens in the third movie. He has also teased that Infinity War will be a "sense of a climax" to everything that has come thus far, with the MCU looking "very, very different" following the events of Avengers 4. Josh Brolin, who plays Thanos, echoed his sentiments, saying that all of the past stories have come down to this conclusion. "Basically, my character against everybody," he said, adding that he was "blown away" when he heard Thanos' story in the movie.

We'll get to see the epic arc of Thanos' story for ourselves when Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018. The story will continue (in unexpected ways) in the fourth Avengers movie, due out May 3, 2019. For now, though, speculate with us on what we can expect for Marvel's next moves.