In Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos decides to collect all six Infinity Stones to kill of half of the living population of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While Marvel fans have long since known that the Mad Titan’s Decimation was driven by this need to bring balance to the universe, a new fan theory suggests that the Snappening may have been caused by a bigger evil: Galactus.
According to a new Avengers: Endgame fan theory on Reddit, Thanos didn’t kill of half of the universe because of some sort of twisted belief – instead he did it in an effort to stop Galactus from consuming more planets in the galaxy.
While Thanos might have said that Titan died off from overpopulation in Infinity War, this new theory suggests that the planet was instead ravaged by the world-eater. Knowing that Galactus only goes after planets “ripe” for the taking, the Mad Titan decided to go ahead and ravage the universe to make it less desirable to the god-like character.
As wild as it might seem, this theory could explain why Thanos refused to double the resources of the universe to keep everyone alive. Galactus would only want to consume healthier, and more attractive planets.
However, the idea sounds too farfetched to be true. Marvel doesn’t have the film rights to Galactus, and Disney has yet to complete its merger with 20th Century Fox. Sure, the deal might be set for completion next week, but honestly that doesn’t give enough time for the Russos to shoehorn Galactus into Endgame.
What do you think of this new fan theory though? Is it wild enough?
Avengers: Endgame premieres April 26, 2019.