You Can Now Feel Even Worse About Avengers: Infinity War's Ending
Your dog has a 50% chance of survival.
The ending of Avengers: Infinity War is pretty emotionally brutal, but we didn't behold the full scope of the unspeakable horror. Marvel film head Kevin Feige recently confirmed that it's actually even worse than what was depicted on-screen. Spoilers follow.
The Marvel blockbuster ends with the villainous Thanos successfully acquiring the Infinity Stones and slotting them into his magic glove, only to fulfill his deranged mission: ending half of all life with a snap of his fingers to leave the universe's resources more accessible for those left alive. We get to see this manifest among our heroes, as several of them crumble into dust. What we didn't see are half of the puppies and kittens crumbling too.
Feige confirmed the mass slaughter to Birth Movies Death. In response to a question about whether half of the animals died as well--citing dogs and ants, specifically--Feige replied: "Yes! Yes. All life."
Depending on how strictly we're to take "all life," that would include plants as well, which would undermine Thanos' entire plan to solve resource scarcity. Plus killing half the animals will mean sudden shortages of other food sources, but they don't call him the Mad Titan for his well-reasoned plans.
Despite this obvious oversight, Thanos has gathered a fan following. The subreddit r/thanosdidnothingwrong recently engaged in a wild stunt, mass-banning half of its users and turning them into virtual carbon dust. It did this with the blessing of Thanos actor Josh Brolin, though, so at least it's all on-the-level.