Thanos Is Bringing Balance To Reddit
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It seems Thanos' way of thinking is starting to take root. In Avengers: Infinity War the Mad Titan gathered the all-powerful Infinity Stones with a goal to wipe out half of all life in the universe so that a balance can be struck, and remaining life can prosper. Now, it seems Reddit users have found inspiration in his thinking, and are on the cusp of their own purge. Warning: This story contains spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War.
The subreddit r/thanosdidnothingwrong (firstly, wow, not cool) is currently home to 625,584 users, but half will be banned with a click of a mouse button. This would mark one of the biggest banning sprees in Reddit history, and the event has attracted a great deal of attention--most notably from Josh Brolin, the actor who played Thanos in Infinity War.
Topless, from the comfort of a bed, and with pristine looking hair, Brolin recorded a short message for the subreddit in which he stares directly into the camera and then executes his notorious finger snap--the same gut-wrenching finger snap that tore the Marvel Cinematic Universe asunder a few months ago. Content with his contribution, a wry smile appears on his face--he's done it again.
Except, this time the mass obliteration of life wasn't instant. Although the banning will occur today, July 9, the exact time of when over 300,000 users on r/thanosdidnothingwrong will crumble to dust hasn't been revealed. The video was posted to the subreddit by Joe Russo, one half of the duo directing the next Avengers movie, which means he could also be banned. Let's hope he doesn't take it too hard, who knows what it could mean for the production of Avengers 4.
While little is known about the next entry in Marvel's blockbuster movie series, there have been a few clues for us to work with. Read our article on Everything We Know About Avengers 4 to learn more.