The events of Avengers: Infinity War still lingers in the minds of fans and one of the reasons for that would be the villainous Thanos. One of the key accomplishments from the Russo Brothers was bringing this Mad Titan to life in the film so beautifully after being teased in the mid-credits scene of The Avengers way back in 2012. This was one hell of a task to undertake as we didn’t really see a lot of the character aside from brief instances throughout the years. The expectations were high so it’s safe to say that the Russos could have easily s-at the bed with the character of Thanos. In the end, they established Thanos as a formidable foe, making him one the best MCU villains, or maybe even the best to grace the screen.
Thanos was no doubt phenomenal but it would have been great if we’d gotten more of him, not just in Infinity War but in other films before that as well. It seems that it was the original plan as Infinity War initially included Thanos’ backstory which eventually landed on the cutting room floor. Jon Schnepp from Collider moderated a panel at Las Vegas Comic Con that hosted Jim Starling, creator of Thanos. Starlin shared some information regarding the film during the panel, revealing that there is an extra 30 minutes of footage that got cut. Much of the footage reportedly pertain to Thanos’ backstory and it seems that this opens the door to an extended cut version of the film.
Starlin isn’t directly involved with these decisions so the possibility of an extended cut should be taken with a grain of salt. Infinity War is huge however and if Marvel releases this extended cut in theaters, that enough could probably get a full house. The Blu-Ray for the film will be released next month but it’s unsure if this extended footage will be included but it’ll be nice if it was instead of the need to have fans churn out another wad of cash for those 30 minutes of unseen footage.
It’s unsure what would be witnessed during these 30 minutes but chances are it would help expand the story a little more and would add a lot more to the characterization of Thanos. The film’s running time was probably a prime reason for cutting the footage since it’s already 2 hours and 40 minutes. This is something to look out for later in the year since it’ll be a while till we see Marvel’s next film after Ant-Man & The Wasp is released. It could definitely serve up something for fans before Avengers 4 is released.