Avengers: Infinity War took the world for quite a ride from beginning to end. There were certainly a few Easter eggs and things that were stuck in there for the “True Believers,” but that really paled in comparison to Thanos’ big finale for the film. When the Mad Titan was finally able to collect all of the Infinity Stones and assemble them within the Infinity Gauntlet, it was just as easy as snapping his big purple fingers to get exactly what his heart desired.
After that went down, we watched as more than a handful of characters and heroes that we’ve come to know and love over the years disintegrated into nothing, and the pain was real. Joe and Anthony Russo were two of the creative minds behind Infinity War and have been very vocal since before the film arrived until now about the commitments and steps Marvel Studios has taken to do the comicbook source material justice, which in this case meant not chickening out when it comes to on-screen “deaths.”
Taking that commitment level to the next step, the two director brothers recently participated in an interesting Reddit event called the r/Thanosdidnothingwrong board. The board consisted of a lot of users sympathizing with the Mad Titan and talking about the necessities of his actions, no matter how cruel or harsh they might have seemed. The goal, though, was to simulate Thanos’ finger snap and ban half of the users on that board no matter who they are. This event just so happened to include Anthony Russo, who didn’t make the cut.
The organizers of this event were even able to get Josh Brolin, who played Thanos, to do a second finger snap for the occasion to really make it official. Check out his personal video for Reddit below.
After the fact, Anthony Russo’s soul ended up making it to another board on Reddit called r/inthesoulstone. Now the running joke in the community is that the untitled Avengers 4 film will be more or less about Joe trying to find Anthony’s soul wherever it may be. Perhaps it is in the Soul Stone like the Reddit board name implies? In any case, we’ll just have to wait until next spring to find out for sure!