Avengers: Infinity War Writers On Whether Fans Should Blame Star-Lord For Thanos’ Massacre

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Warning: This article contains spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War.

Thanos might have managed to gather all six Infinity Stones and proceed with his universe-wide massacre in Avengers: Infinity War, but there were a few moments in the film where members of the Avengers or the Guardians of the Galaxy had the opportunity to stop Thanos but couldn't because of foolish decisions.


One of the heroes who's getting a large part of the blame for the Mad Titan's success is Chris Pratt's Star-Lord. In the film, Star-Lord, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Drax (Dave Bautista) and Mantis (Pom Klementieff) come so close to getting the Infinity Gauntlet out of Thanos' hand. But then, after learning that the Mad Titan killed Gamora, Peter Quill let his emotions get the best of him and ruined the mission.

However, while a lot of fans are hating on Star-Lord and a few others for letting Thanos win, Infinity War screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely say that everyone is at fault in the movie.

"I do love this debate I've seen online of 'It's Star-Lord's fault! It's Doctor Strange's fault! It's Thor's fault!'" McFeely said in an interview with Collider. "Everyone has a part to play in their failure. If Steve and Tony could've just gotten together everybody would've been... If Civil War hadn't have happened the Avengers would've been united. There's plenty of blame to go around and maybe there's nothing they could've done about it."

Besides, the Avengers and the Guardians were pretty ill-prepared for Thanos. According to Markus, fans seem to have forgotten that Thanos is still "unbelievably powerful" even without the help of the Infinity Stones.


"Thanos trashed half of the universe without the Stones," Markus said. "I mean, he went from planet to planet slaughtering people. He's unbelievably powerful without the Stones. I think they would've been very disappointed to get the glove off of him and find he was still beating the daylights out of them."

Still, the Avengers might have had a fighting chance if they'd gotten the Infinity Gauntlet out of Thanos' hand. Then again, we definitely wouldn't have Avengers 4 if the team had won during Infinity War. As Doctor Strange says, "It was the only way."

Avengers: Infinity War is currently screening in cinemas.

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