A ThanosInspired Subreddit is Taking Things to Their Logical Conclusion

first_img James Gunn Once Again Directing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’Dark Phoenix Trailer Released & More Marvel Movie News Stay on target By this point, we shouldn’t have to say this post contains spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War. For one, it should be obvious from the title. For another, the movie made more money than Tony Stark. Statistically, you’ve seen it by now. Probably twice. So you already know what happens at the end. And if you’re anything like us, it probably wrecked you. Even when you know what’s coming, Tom Holland’s pitiful “Mr. Star, I don’t feel so good” just hits you right in the gut. There are a group of people who don’t quite see things that way, and they’re about to make history in one corner of the internet.The corner in question is a subsection of Reddit called r/thanosdidnothingwrong. As the name suggests, it’s a community of people who don’t see anything particularly evil about the Mad Titan’s Jonathan Swift-inspired superhero massacre. Because brutal as it is, wiping out half of any population would probably solve, at least temporarily, most resource scarcity problems. And if you thought the Marvel Cinematic Universe was getting a little too crowded anyway, you might have come out of the movie seeing Thanos as the hero. You monster.Josh Brolin as Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War (Photo via Marvel)Say what you will about these Thanos apologists, at least they’re consistent in their beliefs. They subreddit is prepared to turn its own philosophy on itself. Moderator u/The-Jedi-Apprentice got permission from Reddit admins this week to ban a full half of the subreddit’s subscribers. The reenactment of Infinity War’s climactic scene will be the largest mass banning the site has ever seen. Since it’s officially going to happen, the subreddit has seen an increase in subscribers as people join just to get banned.It’s all going down on July 9, after which some users plan to congregate in other movie-appropriate subreddits, like r/inthesoulstone. If you want to get in on (and then out of) the action, you still have a few days left. At the time of writing, it’s at 391,000 subscribers and counting. The top posts are petitions to make the final few days even more like the movie. Things like inviting Benedict Cumberbatch to join so he can post “It’s the only way.” Or making sure Jeremy Renner stays out of it, just like he did the movie. And then there are the memes. So many memes.Via Reddit/InstantCrashIf you want to participate, it might do you well to post one yourself. There’s some concern that the banning bot might not be smart enough to ban people who only lurk, not post.Whatever happens, we’ll get to watch it all fade away on July 9. And we’ll still have to wallow in it until we find out how the Avengers bring it all back. That won’t happen until next year when the maybe-still-untitled Avengers 4 hits theaters on May 3, 2019.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more