As Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” readies for its home video release, the film’s directors the Russo Brothers have begun revealing more of the film’s key secrets in featurettes, interviews and a commentary track on the Digital HD release.
One of the big ones is that they’ve explained one of the film’s great big plot holes and something fans have been asking for some time – why has Thanos used intermediaries like Loki and Ronan rather than just going after the Infinity Stones himself? They have an answer for that:
Anthony: “The catalyst for the whole movie was when Thanos figured out where the Soul Stone was, because he captured Nebula on his ship and rooted around in her brain and found out that Gamora knew where the Soul Stone was.”
Joe: “The reason why he has not gone after the stones before is because the minute he does, the forces of the universe are gonna line up against him. If he doesn’t know where the Soul Stone is then what is the point.”
Not explained was how the Guardians happen upon the Asgardian distress beacon by chance. If it was by design, why didn’t Thanos then just take the Guardians’ ship by force which he could’ve easily done? The Russos have also discussed a special cameo from Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan that ended up being cut. Joe Russo days:
“There is a deleted scene where Jon Favreau/Happy and I make an appearance in the park. The movie was really long and we were looking for places to pace it up in the opening and unfortunately that was one of the things we had to cut. But I was willing to cut my own cameo in the movie so it shows how much we really needed to get that park scene moving.”
They confirmed at one point they almost had Thanos narrating most of the movie, and they also defended Peter Quill for not being able to keep his temper in check and that lack of emotional control ultimately screwing over the universe. Joe says: “So if you can’t understand someone making a human choice like that, I don’t know if you understand humanity very well. But he is a flawed character, and that’s what’s so compelling.”
“Avengers: Infinity War” is now out on Digital HD and will come to Blu-ray, DVD and rental VOD on August 14th.
Source: The Wrap