Why Did Thanos Wait So Long to Take the Infinity Stones?

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    Wondering why Thanos waited five years before he went after the Infinity Stones and the Avengers? We have a theory...
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  • ScreenCrush
    ScreenCrush  8 месяцев назад +2099

    Apparently there was about 30 minutes of Thanos deleted scenes. What do you think was in them?

    • Zebu 01
      Zebu 01 День назад

      Thanos Fishing.

    • jx592
      jx592 3 дня назад

      Gloating about ultimate power, whining about problems. Grieving about exposition.

    • Trivekz
      Trivekz 3 дня назад

      Thanos growing his chin

    • julianx2rl
      julianx2rl 3 дня назад

      Thanos's Fortnite battle

    • billy fraiser
      billy fraiser 4 дня назад

      I dont like the theme of this video. The guy in the video seems like an impatient little kid. He's acting as if Marvel "made up" for something..... when really Marvel has this stuff all planned out.

  • TheMightyKinkle
    TheMightyKinkle 42 минуты назад

    What's the caveman clip at 4:40 From?

  • Kreuzritter Gottes
    Kreuzritter Gottes 2 часа назад

    thanos did nothing wrong

  • Mutsu Hanma
    Mutsu Hanma 5 часов назад

    When Filthy casuals talk comics....welcome to screencrush clout chasing

  • Maxene Ong
    Maxene Ong 6 часов назад

    He waited for Ego to die(peter quil's father or a "god"), for Dormamu to die(doctoer strange' enemy), for odin to die(thor's father or a "god". He waited for them to die because the avengers might get help from them especially when it clmes to dormamu or Ego cause its just like a piece of cake to them to defeat thanos together.

  • NukeML
    NukeML 7 часов назад

    chair too comfy

  • Sully Fox
    Sully Fox 10 часов назад

    Can we stop with the "double the universe's resources" argument? You can't double the universe's resources. You can kill 1/2 the population of all living organisms, but you can't create the energy required for new matter from nothing. All energy that exists in the universe is the same energy that has existed since the dawn of the everything. The same energy that makes you and I is the same energy that existed in another form 14 billion years ago. You can't create something from nothing without destroying the balance of everything.

  • AustinFan4Life
    AustinFan4Life 10 часов назад

    We know the answer, it's because he couldn't find the soul stone. Without the soul stone, there would be no point. He didn't find the soul stone until Gamora told him during the events of Infinity War.

  • Mario Carrillo
    Mario Carrillo 16 часов назад

    Why would he double the resources? That’s not where he comes from, this is a lesson on population control, that’s what he knows, not to just give hand outs, you all live on planet earth, which dictator is here giving hand outs for free to everyone?

  • Cornelius Elbourne
    Cornelius Elbourne 20 часов назад

    One thing i realse people didnt realse is that thanos literally created a reality fashion after him, before loke died he told thanos that he would never become a god, each stone has a specific ability that when put together in a vessel grants the user the ability of being a god, who is master of there universe, the thing is the power stone could pop up any where in the marvel universe, DC universe, capcom etc, in most cases u can actually see evidence of it in certain cartoon, like the cartoon power stone, i also want to believe that there is a black stone that no one knows exist, or very few knows about, but i could be wrong.

  • Brian Griffin
    Brian Griffin День назад

    Without even watching....its obvious. Odin just died, he was protecting the Space Stone. The Ancient One just died. She was protecting the Time Stone. The Avengers broke up. They were protecting the Mind Stone. All these things happened within a year or so. The time was perfect to start collecting.

  • Ram Miller
    Ram Miller День назад +1

    think its cause he didnt know where the Soul Stone was until Nebula tried sneaking on his ship to kill him, he captured her and found out Gamora knew so he had to find her and lure her out. Thats why he attacked Xander first, he thought the Guardians would come to its rescue, thats why he waited a week before moving on to Asguard.

  • Joshua L
    Joshua L День назад

    "Double the resources" Mind blown

  • kenny hildebrand
    kenny hildebrand День назад +1

    A RUclipr accusing George Lucas of doing nothing. That's a laugh.

  • l Redeemer
    l Redeemer День назад

    I feel like doubling the resources would have caused more problems. The greedy would only become more greedy...

  • Ghostface Chilla
    Ghostface Chilla День назад

    I just assumed he was busy taking over the other worlds. The time he spent "sitting on his ass" was just him giving orders between conquests.

  • Megara Lyons
    Megara Lyons День назад

    Awesome video dude.

  • Quincy Gillespie
    Quincy Gillespie День назад

    How about this for theory, that’s how they wrote the films.

    VHVDRAGON День назад

    Great theories,

  • TheCrawdaddy029
    TheCrawdaddy029 2 дня назад

    @55 seconds the resources of the universe are finite. The infinity stones can only manipulate their own universe and what's in it already. If you doubled the resources you have have to take them from another universe which cant be done with the infinity stones. Killing half of all life (which was not what happened actually) is a better way to keep the resources available longer. He even tells this twice with titan and gamora's planets, one dead and one paradise.
    Thanos wants to save the universe.

    The avengers just want to save people.

  • Swarnava Das
    Swarnava Das 2 дня назад +1

    Well, I'm pretty sure the infinity stones were simply his means to an end. Finding six jewels across the entire universe, most of which hadn't been seen in thousands of years? Not that simple a task, is it? Especially having multiple dimensions and all.
    I think the infinity stones were more of "a hopeful aspiration" for him, and he was never really sure he could actually find them. Neither had he put all his strong expectations on the stones, nor relied solely on using them someday to fulfill his endgoal.
    He mostly focussed on achieving his population halving goal, planet by planet. That is what he was ACTUALLY doing. Just because you don't see him doing that on the screen, may not necessarily mean he didn't.
    But in the end, he knew he could barely accomplish any significant part of his goal, so he had to make sure someone at least TRIED to fetch the infinity stones for him, while he carried on with his genocides.
    Why the Kree/Nova empire never stopped him was because he avoided planets in their domain up until then. And even though Thanos' army is a formidable force itself, Kree or Xandarian intervention would've surely put an end to his schemes.

  • Of Legend I Am Born
    Of Legend I Am Born 2 дня назад

    I think something the films didn't flesh out well (or never mentioned at all) is the fact the Infinity Stones are drawn to each other. This is well-established in the comics. Thanos is intelligent enough to know giving away a Stone could help lead him to the others. Simple as that. And that's exactly what happened in the films. As soon as one was found, others started cropping up and events began leading them together.

  • Tactical Aioli
    Tactical Aioli 2 дня назад

    or or just or you can profit from a lot more movies 😅

  • A Lloyd
    A Lloyd 2 дня назад

    The thing is the space stone wasn't hidden on Earth, it was in orbit, because Captain Marvel film said so in Mar-Vell laboratory.

  • Paras Kaikessa
    Paras Kaikessa 2 дня назад

    Because this was the best time to take them

  • nikolygtx
    nikolygtx 2 дня назад

    To be honest i don't like moving from my chair

  • Mikey Sama
    Mikey Sama 2 дня назад

    I like infinity war thanos he misunderstood

  • James Gatsby
    James Gatsby 2 дня назад

    that double resource is bullshit

  • brandon baerga
    brandon baerga 2 дня назад

    Couldn’t get the soul stone Asgard would have put up a fight for the space stone

  • deathsee
    deathsee 2 дня назад


  • Fortniteplayer 05
    Fortniteplayer 05 2 дня назад

    Now that some people watched captain marvel, we know where the tesseract was hidden.

  • Craig Winter
    Craig Winter 2 дня назад

    Because he has anxiety

  • Gucci Jay
    Gucci Jay 2 дня назад +1

    Because Thanos Scared
    To Ego Odin Ancient One Dormammu Surtur Hela And Other Super Beings

  • Weld Tech Videos and Fails
    Weld Tech Videos and Fails 3 дня назад

    Duh, 1 because he didn't know where they were. And 2 because he didn't have the gauntlet.

  • Most complete memelord in the World
    Most complete memelord in the World 3 дня назад +2

    He was waiting for Odin to die

  • Trivekz
    Trivekz 3 дня назад +1

    I have another theory. So marvel can make a lot of money

  • Trivekz
    Trivekz 3 дня назад

    I got a better idea. Thanos was trying to get in as much movies as possible and then get another movie so after half of the people in the universe were killed, the other half could watch him do it and he can rub it in their faces

  • Hillary Clinton
    Hillary Clinton 3 дня назад +1

    0:52 There's a constant amount of energy in the universe, you can't just double everything

  • Yautja Prime
    Yautja Prime 3 дня назад +2

    He had to wait for Odin to die first.

  • John Castle
    John Castle 3 дня назад

    Without having watched the video yet -- I want to put down my guess first and then see if I guessed right -- my guess is that he assumed he'd face opposition and wanted to see who would step up and what they could do.

  • TheEmpire State
    TheEmpire State 3 дня назад

    Aye! I’ve got full proof.. Loki is so alive and will be in end game... check out my latest video... cheers!!!

  • seramiss
    seramiss 4 дня назад

    Makes sense.

  • Your Internet Friend
    Your Internet Friend 4 дня назад

    When do you hipsters realize that nobody cares for you? We are here for the topic and hand, not your ugly faces.

  • Blizzrd
    Blizzrd 4 дня назад

    I don't know if this is a theory that's going around but I believe an interesting ending could be that everyone who died isn't actualy dead but was transported to an alternate universe. The original avengers defeat Thanos and 'avenge' their comrades and save the day in that universe. Captain Marvel somehow feminists herself into the alternate universe, continuing the avengers story with the new avengers in their new universe. So for all intents in purposes, everyone who 'died' in infinity wars, stays dead in the original universe. The only issue I see with this is Antman as I feel like he is going to be part of the avengers, maybe he quantum tunnels his ass over to the new universe?

    lol that's probably not it, just something I thought about. Let's be honest, they're just going to defeat Thanos, take the infinity Gauntlet and unsnap everyone. The only permadeaths I can see happening is any one or all of the original 6 avengers(most likely Steve and Tony) when they fight Thanos and MAYBE Gamorra/Loki/Vision (mostly because they weren't snapped).

  • theedwardian
    theedwardian 4 дня назад

    "Just double the universe's resources"

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  • kume1985
    kume1985 4 дня назад

    He waited because he did not know where the soul stone is or knew of anyone who does know (until hearing Gamora in Nebula's memory).

  • Thanos
    Thanos 4 дня назад

    You wanna know what I do with my time. I spend time with my favorite daughter Gamora, I been to earth once and it sucked and then I got bored so why not developed a hobby of collecting stones. And I did. With one snap at a time. Don't worry your little Avengers will be back for more and so will I

  • Six Heaven's Phantasmal Lord Demios

    A sound theory

  • Ivan Nicolas
    Ivan Nicolas 5 дней назад

    Very nice analysis man.

  • Nightwing20
    Nightwing20 5 дней назад +10

    Odin's death definitely rocked the entire Universe, at least the 9 realms. With Asgard destroyed and Asgard's people on a defenseless ship, with a former Thanos lackey aka Loki, was a perfect time for Thanos to attack.
    Everything else seems legit, but do not downplay Odin's death.

  • harrythebarry
    harrythebarry 5 дней назад

    Thanos was a horrible character

  • Geni Palla
    Geni Palla 5 дней назад

    Thanos cannot double the universe's resources because he does not have that power. As for interpreting his character, I think this review was very poorly executed with very little research.

  • Joseph Garvey
    Joseph Garvey 5 дней назад +1

    Earth becoming part of a black light poster 😂😂😂

  • Kyle Lopez-Vito
    Kyle Lopez-Vito 5 дней назад

    Thanos wanted that Marvel Studios royalty money for his retirement. If he got the infinity stones earlier, no movies and no moolah.

  • Rafi Z
    Rafi Z 5 дней назад +31

    because he's the final boss... that's the way life works the final boss only shows up when his underlings fail.

    • Dat Boi
      Dat Boi День назад

      Facts 😂😂😂 like ok my nigga got clapped.... I’ll do it myself

    • Commenter Person
      Commenter Person 2 дня назад

      Minor correction: thats the way -life- _video games_ work.

  • MrIlikepotato1000
    MrIlikepotato1000 5 дней назад

    That double the resources argument is so stupid, if you double it then the population will grow even more and drain the resources faster and also cause over population so I see why it's easier to just erase half of the population

  • Clive Groen
    Clive Groen 5 дней назад +1

    It’s worth noting that once Thanos gets his hands on the Tesseract at the beginning of Infinity War, he is able to travel anywhere in the universe, instantly. I believe that he’s waited for this opportunity to put his full mission into motion. The Space Stone is imperative to jump-starting his mission. Hence, why everything happens so quickly once he finds it.

  • The Other Side
    The Other Side 5 дней назад

    *"Sweet little blue dot".*
    *Thanks for quoting Carl Sagen.*

  • deez nutz
    deez nutz 5 дней назад

    Your theory is wrong.

  • tRapdontRap
    tRapdontRap 5 дней назад

    Wasnt he waiting for the dwarf to finish his gauntlet?

  • NPC#165882 3
    NPC#165882 3 5 дней назад +1

    I wanna lick that ballsack chin soo bad.

  • Top 5ive
    Top 5ive 5 дней назад

    Wtf am I doing here 😆

  • Gonzalo Bernal
    Gonzalo Bernal 6 дней назад

    lol. returned shots fired.

  • Gonzalo Bernal
    Gonzalo Bernal 6 дней назад

    George Lucas still George Lucas like Thanos is still Thanos....

  • 89tuber
    89tuber 6 дней назад +1

    0:48 "I'm not saying he's a hero" - que THE DUDE! Haaa Haa, spot on man, it's everyone's opinion man! - I'm subscribing!

    • John Castle
      John Castle 3 дня назад

      You're not wrong, Walter, you're just an asshole.

  • Roger Eisnaugle
    Roger Eisnaugle 6 дней назад

    Food for thought, but I don't believe Thanos could rough up the Hulk so easily. He had to take him out before he became angry. Actually Thor is no slouch either.

  • Mr. High school locksmith
    Mr. High school locksmith 6 дней назад +1

    Ego wasn't the last celestial. There are a few I believe still around. One of which we know is still around. The Grand Master. Although like some of the many extra plots that mcu has given up on I don't expect the Grand Master to help or even be in anymore future mcu movies.

  • MalseMarcel
    MalseMarcel 6 дней назад

    Ego wouldn't have stopped Thanos at all, he probably even would've let Thanos do his thing. In the end, Ego would've engulfed each planet in that blue-ish rockstuff anyway

  • john rios
    john rios 6 дней назад

    Cool video thanks

  • Miner Gate
    Miner Gate 6 дней назад

    If the universe's resources were to be double then population would double then consume even more. So wiping half makes more sense

    • Erebus Von Mori
      Erebus Von Mori 5 дней назад

      Except that population increases on an exponent so it's the same regardless.

  • Phoenix Sage
    Phoenix Sage 6 дней назад

    Odin was almost defeated by thanos without the gaunlet in the comics

  • Cornered Fox
    Cornered Fox 6 дней назад

    I hear a lot of people make the same comment over and over about how Thanos could have doubled the resources of the universe, these comments seem very poorly thought out to me. Could Thanos have simply doubled the universe's resources? Let's suppose for a moment that the Infinity Stones have that capability, does the MCU Infinity Gauntlet have the ability to withstand the power it would take? Ultimately turning half of the population of the universe into dust was merely hastening their time, most all things will turn to dust eventually. Yet that significantly damaged the gauntlet. What would doubling the resources have done? Could it have potentially overloaded the gauntlet?
    Also, doubling resources, that's fairly complex if you actually think about it for a minute. Honestly it's probably *_MORE_* deadly than the Snap. I mean, if you doubled the total number of resources on Earth at this moment you'd cause significant harm to if not outright kill most life on the planet. The effects it would have on gravity and sea levels and weather patterns and whatnot... I mean think about it, what would happen if the Earth suddenly doubled in size?

  • Cobra The Gamer
    Cobra The Gamer 6 дней назад +3

    If Scarlet Witch destroyed the stone before Thanos got the time stone, he would've been screwed

    • Cobra The Gamer
      Cobra The Gamer 4 дня назад +1

      +Tony parra I am sorry good sir, for I have corrected my error

    • Tony parra
      Tony parra 4 дня назад

      There must be an autocorrect, you said "Thanks" instead of "Thanos".

  • ja da
    ja da 6 дней назад

    Obviously he waited so long for the people behind the cameras and production to milk the fans. Otherwise this would of been a very short one or two films, maybe a trilogy and called it a day. Now we have multiple heroes back stories and all or mostly chain linked together. The real question is what happens after this?

  • 100,000 subs no videos?
    100,000 subs no videos? 6 дней назад

    Because he can

  • Yosop Ryoo
    Yosop Ryoo 6 дней назад

    This is so stupid. What’s the point of rationalising and reasoning storyline of comic.. come on it’s a comic! God for sake...

  • Boom Cube
    Boom Cube 6 дней назад


  • MrDueltube
    MrDueltube 6 дней назад +1

    Because it took the writers a while to build up to the Infinity War storyline lol.

  • Jo Poiss
    Jo Poiss 7 дней назад

    Historian in 2789: "Yes kevin, Spartian won the greatest war with a bunch of soldier."
    Kevin:"what about 2020, what was human doing to make their life meaningfull?"
    historian: "well, they were making shitload of money speculating on a streaming plateform about what they tought was coming in the next superheroes movie or in videogame stories, while people helping humanity agaisnt povrety in certain country or saving our very dying earth were living poor as f."
    Kevin: "wow, those were retarded"
    historian: "indeed kevin, indeed."

  • Cesar U
    Cesar U 7 дней назад +1


  • Phil Moore
    Phil Moore 7 дней назад +1

    He waited...in order to spread the story out over as many movies as possible

  • Jon Marsh
    Jon Marsh 7 дней назад

    he waited because he wanted to see if others would do the job for him

    • Jon Marsh
      Jon Marsh 7 дней назад

      hence the end credits scene of him going to his vault, getting the gauntlet, and saying, fine, ill do it myself. or do you people not pay attention

  • Cat MIA
    Cat MIA 7 дней назад

    I also think thanos has to do semthing with hydra. I think he created hydra by sending one his helpers to earth (maybe he had a wife or girlfriend, madame hydra) so she/they can find the tesseract for him and inflantrade earth. Hydra was mentioned so often in the mcu. I don't think thats just the end with hydra. When thanos had the mindstone in the cepter, he could se everything through hydra's eyes. Zola's algorithm showed him also dr strange, so he knewed that the timestone is on earth too.

  • Ethan Wang
    Ethan Wang 7 дней назад +7

    Chill this is just a movie series and is written by Stan lee
    Rip Stan lee

  • Helios
    Helios 7 дней назад

    It was not his time yet...

  • Yoga Wolf
    Yoga Wolf 7 дней назад

    because movies take years to make

  • Kunal Chawla
    Kunal Chawla 7 дней назад +1

    After 4:12 he started talking about mind stone when it is space stone. 😑😑

  • agltbialik
    agltbialik 7 дней назад

    You get a No-Prize.

  • Harrison Ash
    Harrison Ash 7 дней назад +1

    I haven’t watched the video yet, but it’s because Thanos didn’t know where the Soul Stone was. When Nebula went to go kill him she was captured, he looked through her memory files and found out that Gamora knew where it was, and that’s what set everything into motion.

    • Matthew Mason
      Matthew Mason 6 дней назад

      Exactly. Without all the stones he wouldnt be able to "simply snap his fingers" and eliminate half the population. He would have to use the space stone jumping from world to world, waging a new war each time. Even with all the stones he still lost all his generals and his entire army. Without all the stones his mission had a higher likelihood of failure and Thanos is smart enough to realize that.

  • SL twentyeight
    SL twentyeight 7 дней назад +2

    Cause dollar signs. He got paid.

  • Fredrik S
    Fredrik S 8 дней назад +21

    Plot twist;
    Thanos is actually just a good boi trying to unite the galaxy.
    He's just "pulling off their noses" to make the strong half fight for the half that can't.
    He's preparing the universe for Galactus.

  • Basleal Abshiro
    Basleal Abshiro 8 дней назад

    Thanos is right, killing halve of everything is the only way, so we should do that too

  • Tyson Ly
    Tyson Ly 8 дней назад

    Why does everyone ask, why didn't Thanos double resources? He's always killed half of a population since before the Infinity stones, so why should he immediately switch to life? He's already known in the Galaxy and I'm assuming nobody will ever like him for the things he's done even if resources were doubled.

  • Vichayut Tangoon
    Vichayut Tangoon 8 дней назад


  • Ghetto Gypsy
    Ghetto Gypsy 8 дней назад

    he lies about the finite resources and all of that, he might be the only one who knew all alomg that if one planet went overpopulated it will eventually becomes ripe enough to be fed to galactus but he keeps it secret to himself so instead he genocide half population of every planet in the universe to slow down the process because it is the best way (remember, thanos is a super intelligent being)

  • Jackal
    Jackal 8 дней назад

    Good things happen to those who wait

  • The War Hero
    The War Hero 8 дней назад +2

    Click *Read More*

    I dare you!!

    Damn didn’t think you were that balsy

  • Snyper Gaming
    Snyper Gaming 8 дней назад

    I mean... he needed Gramorrah to get the soul stone, she knew where it was, he didn't. So... he had to wait until he knew he could get the stones in rapid succession and draw her into a place where he could get her.

  • Amiya Ann
    Amiya Ann 8 дней назад

    I call him “double chin dude”