DID INFINITY WAR HAVE A PLOT-HOLE?
When Thanos acquired the majority of the Infinity Stones, he turned into the most powerful being in the MCU. He then crushed life over the galaxy in Avengers: Infinity War with a single snap.
In any case, given the principles built up in that film, he may have made a plot hole when the Mad Titan critically snapped his fingers, as one fan took note.
Obviously, there are numerous arguments or explanations that could counter this contention of an alleged plot gap, the most logical point being “it’s a comic book film, get over it.”
WHAT KEVIN FEIGE HAD TO SAY:
Marvel needed to play up Thanos’ significance through the span of almost 20 films, including layer after layer that built-up toward his epic arrival. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige talked about that journey in an official magazine recognizing the 10th anniversary of the organization.
“Thanos has been lurking in the shadows with a desire to obtain these Infinity Stones, which has played a big part in our other films,” Feige said. “We’ve introduced the Tesseract, revealed to be the Space Stone; the Mind Stone, which came out of Loki’s scepter and then went into Vision’s forehead; and the Time Stone: the Eye of Agamotto that Doctor Strange wears is an Infinity Stone itself! And of course the Guardians dealt with the Power Stone.
“So these storytelling devices that we’ve seeded into every film will continue to play a part and come together. We’ve been teasing this for six years. That’s a long time to tease something cinematically before paying it off. Thanos has to be the greatest villain in our movies.”
WHAT THE RUSSOS SAY:
And, presently that his snap has accomplished his objective of balancing the universe, he’s viably changed the MCU until the end of time. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo addressed the effect Thanos has had while talking about Avengers: Endgame with Empire Magazine.
“These are characters and a story moving forward where Infinity War happened,” said Anthony Russo. “The entire universe experienced the same fate, and has been brought together by this experience.”
“He’s succeeded in the thing he has set out to do,” Joe Russo said of Thanos’ current state in the MCU. “He’s done. He did it. He’s retired,” added Joe Russo.