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In Marvel Comics, the villainous Thanos is first inspired to collect the six legendary Infinity Gems for one specific purpose: to earn the love Death, who has physical representation as a woman/skeleton wearing a purple robe. For the upcoming big screen adaptation of the same story, The Avengers: Infinity War, to date it has not been confirmed whether or not this relationship would be represented on the big screen. That's still the case today, but Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige recently did have this to say about it:
[His motives] will be similar to what they were in the Infinity Gauntlet in various ways. I guess that's all I can say about that.
Collider spoke with Kevin Feige at the press junket for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and specifically asked the executive/producer whether or not we will be seeing the Thanos/Death relationship come to life on the big screen. Because Feige is a master of spin, he was able to get out of the question without really saying anything - leaving us just to assume that Josh Brolin's Mad Titan may have particular affections driving him in his pursuits.
Because Marvel Studios won't confirm whether or not Death will be represented in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there has been plenty of speculation about Thanos' relationships in The Avengers: Infinity War. One major theory that has been floating around is the possibility that Death as a character won't be featured, and instead another would be substituted in - specifically Cate Blanchett's Hela from the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok. This has in no way been confirmed, but would anyone be upset about seeing it happen?
In The Avengers: Infinity War, which is being directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Thanos will finally be making his big power move and going after the six Infinity Stones - which would give him the abilities of a god if assembled within the Infinity Gauntlet. In order to stop him, the Avengers not only have to reunite after the events of Captain America: Civil War, but also team up with a gang of interstellar heroes known as the Guardians of the Galaxy. The film is expected to be the culmination of every Marvel Studios title that came before it, and may or may not be linked to the events that play out in 2019's untitled Avengers 4.
The Avengers: Infinity War is currently in production down in Atlanta, Georgia, with filming expected to last many more months. We'll naturally be following the development very closely, so stay tuned here on CinemaBlend!