Part of what made Avengers: Infinity War so great was that Thanos wasn’t totally evil. Sure, he killed half the universe’s population and his own adopted daughter, but he did it for a good cause. However, a new Avengers: Endgame plot synopsis, apparently leaked by UK movie theater chain Vue Cinemas, may reveal the Mad Titan’s true motivations — and they’re even more evil than we thought.
Possible spoilers for Avengers: Endgame ahead.
The lengthy new synopsis was recently uploaded to Vue’s website and offers a detailed summary of the plot for Avengers: Endgame. However, one particularly telling line has since been removed from the website.
Here’s the original plot summary (via Comic Book):
Things on earth are looking dismal. After the power of the infinity stones decimated half of the population, Thanos (Josh Brolin) has taken up the mantle as ruler of the universe, leaving the Avengers in ruin.
And here’s the updated version currently on Vue’s website:
Things on earth are looking dismal. After the power of the infinity stones decimated half of the population, Thanos (Josh Brolin) has left the Avengers in ruin.
Notice the difference? The first one claims that not only did Thanos wipe out half the universe, but he also installed himself as dictator of everyone who didn’t get turned into dust.
Vue’s original Avengers: Endgame plot synopsis also goes on to add that Thanos somehow still isn’t satisfied.
The demi-god will only expand upon his tyrannical rule — unless someone manages to stop him.
Did Vue just reveal a huge Avengers: Endgame spoiler and then attempt to delete it? We saw something similar happen last week when Orville Redenbacher accidentally revealed the new Avengers costumes ahead of time. The image was deleted, but not before it could spread online.
It’s possible the same thing could be happening here. Then again, it’s just as likely that some overzealous Vue employee simply guessed at what the Endgame plot would be. In that case, they could be totally wrong.
Everything we’ve seen so far suggests Thanos really was trying to do the right thing, even if he is just a homicidal maniac at heart. The official Endgame trailer also suggests the Mad Titan has since retired, literally hanging up his war armor to live a solitary life.
So it seems unlikely that Thanos would turn around and try to conquer the universe in Endgame, though based on the current rate and reliability of leaks, we wouldn’t rule it out either. If that is the official plot, however, it’s sure to come as a pretty huge surprise to fans. So don’t expect Marvel to confirm Thanos’ evil plan until after Endgame hits theaters.
Avengers: Endgame will be released on April 26, 2019.