Avengers: Infinity War’s Soul Stone Scene Was Supposed To Be A Whole Lot Darker And Bloodier

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe might have always been associated with levity, but Avengers: Infinity War upped the emotional ante by killing off well-loved heroes and turning half of all life in the universe to dust. Fans were expecting chaos and destruction, but to see scenes where brothers are taken away from each other and father figures look on as the mentees they consider sons turn into dust into their very eyes – that's just heartbreaking.

However, it seems like the film would have gotten even darker had directors Joe and Anthony Russo decided to keep from changing the Soul Stone scene after Thanos snaps his fingers and wipes out half the universe.

Infinity War's visual effects team just recently spoke with Slash Film about the process behind creating Thanos in the film, and during their interview with the publication, the company revealed that the Soul Stone scene at the end of the movie would have been much darker and gorier than the final cut. According to the team, Thanos was originally supposed to walk in a river of blood in the Soul Stone scene right after he fulfills his mission – a metaphor of all the lives that he's taken in the movie.


It might not seem like much of a change, but having Thanos wade through a river at sunset and having him slog through blood give out two entirely different tones. The bloody river would have definitely made Infinity War darker and far more menacing than that somber scene where he meets a young Gamora.

Which scene do you think would have fit Infinity War better? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Avengers: Infinity War is currently available on Digital HD and Blu-Ray.

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