A screen capture shared by a Reddit user u/sufyann05 reveals how close Spider-Man actually was to take the Gauntlet off from Thanos’ hand before Thanos regained his consciousness and retaliated back at the Avengers.

The picture shows that Spider-Man was actually really close to getting that glove off The Mad Titan. The plan of our heroes saw them launching a surprise attack on Thanos in an attempt to stop him from achieving his goal of attaining all Infinity Stones and wipe half of all life in the universe.

The scene showed Mantis using her abilities to subdue Thanos and bring him into a semi-conscious state. This gave Iron Man and Spider-Man an opportunity to get the Infinity Gauntlet off Thanos. Everything was going according to the plan until Star-Lord learned about Gamora’s death and attacked Thanos in fury.

This disrupted Mantis and awakened Thanos, who attacked all the heroes and nearly killed Tony Stark before Doctor Strange traded the Time Stone with The Mad Titan. Thanos then went to complete his collection of Infinity Stones after extracting the Mind Stone off Vision and then in just one snap, he wiped out half the universe, including most of the Avengers.

A rare image of Thanos’ Left Hand. So. Damn. Close. from marvelstudios

However, Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo defended the actions of Star-Lord as the character was blamed by many fans as being responsible for the snap.

“I mean, look, he’s a character who’s gone through a lot of pain. He’s lost a lot of people in his life. He was kidnapped by pirates when he was 10 years old, raised by pirates, lost his mother, had to kill his father, and in the movie, the love of his life is taken from him,”

Joe told ET.

“So if you can’t understand someone making a human choice like that, I don’t know if you understand humanity very well. But he is a flawed character, and that’s what’s so compelling about him,” he continued.

“That moment is very emotionally truthful,” added Anthony, “and I think that’s why we bought it in the moment and that’s why we loved it as a storytelling point, because it made him so vulnerable.”

The directors even revealed that the blame should be shared by multiple characters instead including Thor who didn’t go for a head kill shot during the battle sequence in Wakanda.

Avengers 4 will hit the theatres on May 3, 2019.

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