Rocket Racoon, voiced by Bradley Cooper, saw Thanos’ wrath in Infinity War, and it seems like the destruction has given the actor a totally different perspective on the whole thing.
During a recent interview with BBC Radio 1, Cooper was asked about how Thanos adapted into Infinity War. Cooper replied that Thanos, played by Josh Brolin proved really effective, stating that he “did have a point.”
“Yeah. It was amazing.” Cooper explained. “That’s why that movie works. Thanos is… What a character. The fact that he made you, kind of, go like ‘He’s got a point, right? He’s got a point.’ And part of me is like ‘I’m glad he’s sitting there on his chair, with the sun coming down.’ I mean, I hate that half of the world’s dead, but there’s a part of me that’s like, ‘He succeeded!’ I don’t know what that says about me.”
The same question of whether Thanos was right or not has been around the Marvel fandom since the film’s release, with many people arguing that the Mad Titan did what was right.
“People have asked us why Thanos didn’t just use the stones to double the resources in the universe, since clearly he has not,” co-director Joe Russo said on the Avengers: Infinity War commentary track.
“No, it’s about free will,” screenwriter Stephen McFeely said. “That doesn’t solve their problem. We’re just gonna get there millions of years from now. And this is an opportunity for people to get it right. And he trusts them.”
However, it’s hard to neglect the effect of Thanos’ snap, especially with regard to all the Marvel heroes who perished with it.
“In terms of our choices about who Thanos would end up eradicating with his snap, you know it was very story focused,” Anthony Russo said in a behind-the-scenes featurette for the film. “How do we pay off each individual character’s storyline most profoundly? The first person to go is Bucky Barnes, and it’s shot from Captain America’s perspective. You know we’re watching Cap go through the experience of watching him go away. We’re watching Okoye, who’s number one mission in life is to protect the king. She watches the King go in front of her. To see those characters react in those situations is very powerful and resonate.”