Avengers Infinity War: Did you know Marvel villain Thanos was ripped off from this DC character?

There were two planets, one called New Genesis and the other Apokolips. New Genesis was the home of the ‘good’ gods (quotes because that was not always true) ruled by the kindly Highfather while Apokolips was a hellscape of continent-size fire pits, huge machines of torment, and ruled by Darkseid, the God of Evil. The world of New Gods was outside the rest of the DC universe. Related News
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Jim Starlin was initially basing Thanos on Metron, a New God from New Genesis who is mostly found seated on a throne, but apparently, somebody asked him to copy Darkseid instead since he’s “the good one.” Starlin in an interview with CBR said, “Kirby had done the New Gods, which I thought was terrific. Yes, Avengers’ biggest villain is a rip-off of Justice League’s biggest villain. Well, Thanos was original in the sense that the yarns spun around him were original. There, he did some of the best work of his life. If you’re going to steal one of the New Gods, at least rip off Darkseid, the really good one!”. Jack Kirby, the comic-book legend, had creative differences with Marvel and switched to DC. Metron as seen in DC Comics. In my first Thanos drawings, if he looked like anybody, it was Metron. I had all these different gods and things I wanted to do, which became Thanos and the Titans. But the reason is actually sensible. Thanos in Infinity War is an intergalactic tyrant holding Malthusian beliefs. DC’s Darkseid (left), a New God, was the inspiration behind Marvel’s Thanos (right). What started with 2008’s Iron Man culminated with 2018’s Infinity War. Unlike Jim Starlin’s creation in comics, who is in love with the primal entity Death, MCU’s Thanos has motivations that could have been called altruist if not for the small matter of his methods, which are pretty extreme. I came up with some things that were inspired by that. Like Metron, Thanos is mostly found seated on a throne. You’d think that Thanos was inspired by Darkseid, but that was not the case when I showed up. Insanity. This film included almost all the Marvel superheroes that had previously appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And like Darkseid, his look is similar and the body structure of both is like that of a walking tank. In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1, too, you can see him in the same position, pulling the strings and manipulating people and events. They both want to either obliterate or control all life in the universe, for different reasons admittedly. But the character itself was a copy of DC’s Darkseid. One word: Thanos. He was over at DC at the time. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
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Did I say original? Of course, one superhero is one-too-many for some, but two dozen? So that is how Thanos became a combination of both Metron and Darkseid. 2018-04-29T15:30:47+05:30″>
Updated: April 29, 2018 3:30:47 pm

Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War is an intergalactic tyrant. The Mad Titan wants to destroy half of all life in the universe since that will make for a fairer allocation of resources.