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  10 months ago +3359

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

    • Dr. John Wallace
      Dr. John Wallace 9 days ago

      TIME TRAVEL? LMAO... gay

    • JA GAMER
      JA GAMER 10 days ago

      Fight with Thor and Valkiery,Korg and Mike Escape

    • really nobody
      really nobody 11 days ago

      +RJmacpot720 wtf are you ok

    • Dan Limbach
      Dan Limbach 11 days ago

      +jose garcia Not true. Possessing all the Infinity Stones gives the wielder ultimate power over all things, even gods. Thor and Loki are gods, Odin is a god, and Thanos could defeat them with the stones, even snap them away and bring them back if he wanted. The Cosmic Entities created the stones after the Big Bang to hold all aspects of the universe within the six stones. Therefore the stones could create life, as Thanos wanted to do in a reboot of the universe. Ego also wanted to reboot the universe, and he was a god, and had that power. But even Ego or a Cosmic Being would not be as powerful as someone with all the stones.

    • Zero Cool
      Zero Cool 15 days ago

      except, YOU'RE the jerk wad. Thanos EXPLAINED why he DIDN'T double the universes resources. Or is hindsight 20/20??

  • Xbeastly demonX
    Xbeastly demonX 30 minutes ago

    He could never attempt to retrieve the Stone's before Odin's death because he needed the Gauntlet and his attack on Nidavellir would have been stopped by Odin. I really love the video though.

  • Raptor Kitten
    Raptor Kitten 2 hours ago +1


  • Chronic COOL
    Chronic COOL 2 hours ago

    Thanos thought other pawns would bring him the orb, scepter, etc...and they failed or betrayed him and died or killed them so he had to say ,”fine I’m doing this myself.” Marvel could have used the comics infinity quest story line but it was more exciting to see Thanos battle the Avengers directly for the stones for dramatic tension . Instead of just betraying cosmic entities it was more intense for him to bring armies to Earth and battle the Avengers face to face for more compelling films. It can kind of be compelling to plot against enemies or for power in the shadows, but bringing it to the enemy is a more bold thing to do . Marvel Disney is using the comics as an idea rough sketch, but they have the freedom to use it to better suit cinema. So for instance if In the comics he just tricks a space pirate it could be boring, but in the movies Thanos beating the crap out of hulk, holding Thor’s head in the palm of his hands, and then killing Loki is more dramatic than simply tricking folks outta stones.

  • Jon Hyde
    Jon Hyde 4 hours ago

    He waited for the deaths of Hela, Ego, Yondu, Odin, & the Ancient One, and for the Avengers to split up, most of Asgard's army to die & the 9 realms to fall apart

  • Fistof Heavens
    Fistof Heavens 5 hours ago

    A brain surgeon saved trillions of lives

  • Markelo
    Markelo 11 hours ago

    I mean it makes sense that at the end of Age of Ultron he starts and takes the gauntlet because the mind stone was created (vision)

  • Giovanni Socci
    Giovanni Socci 12 hours ago

    Why did Thanos wait do long tovtake the stones?...Really??? bc Marvel wanted to make a lot of money building the story up...hahaha!!! oy oy!! nerds and their silly questions.

  • StrangeHackerDJ ROBLOX & More

    Fun Fact: Thanos has a hole in his chair so he can take a shit.

  • Louis S
    Louis S 16 hours ago

    It could be when the avengers split up which would allow him to get the stones easier

  • Peace tf Out
    Peace tf Out 20 hours ago

    Holy shit he had a big lebowski clip in this and look what happened to thor

  • David C
    David C Day ago

    Lol. He only said that fine he was gonna do it himself when everyone was dead..... You think he would have said that with Odin still alive? Asgard would have annihilated Thanos, throw the avengers in there.

  • WhyWeCantHaveNiceThings

    Because he knew time would be irrelevant once he did. Just a guess.

  • OwzPlayz
    OwzPlayz 2 days ago

    Orrrrrrrr... maybe Thanos is just a unlucky stone collector?.???..

  • John Cunningham
    John Cunningham 2 days ago

    I think a more reasonable explanation is that they were just crafting a multi-film franchise and didn't want to use Thanos too early. Yeah, that's lame... but it's the truth and we all know it.

  • Violent Turnip
    Violent Turnip 2 days ago +1

    Now I kinda want to see Ego, The Ancient One, and Odin to have an all-out battle with Thanos

  • Anonymous Passerby
    Anonymous Passerby 2 days ago

    Well the reason he waited so long was because they had to make the other movies first. Starting a film franchise with "Avengers Infinity War" would not have worked.

    GEKYUME 2 days ago

    He had to wait for the biggest threats of the universe to die like Ego and Odin that is why he only showed up on infinity war.

  • future millionaire
    future millionaire 3 days ago

    Ahaha jiren ahaha first brolly now this 2 much

  • Ghosty
    Ghosty 3 days ago +2

    I love the Marvel universe


  • Khian Victory Calderon

    I just hate Thanos in the Infinity War,but i like him in the ENDgame

  • Dark Matter
    Dark Matter 4 days ago

    Reason 1. Because they did this to make the story long for more movies and money.
    2. Same as 1

  • Bill 123
    Bill 123 4 days ago

    Well what if Thanos found out the wish cannot be used to double resources in the universe off stage?

    • _ Noobmaster69 _
      _ Noobmaster69 _ 2 days ago

      Thanos's actor himself said that he is too callous to consider that

  • Luis Scott
    Luis Scott 4 days ago

    Thanos. I'm glad you're dead you fuckin bastard!
    I hope you're cleaning up demon toliets and wiping demon asses

  • Dovakiin seventeen
    Dovakiin seventeen 4 days ago

    It isn't that he's a jerk for as to why he didn't just double the universe's resources. In reality and in fantasy, creating something is hundreds of times more difficult than destroying something. I can build a Lego tower for 3 days and it only take one kick to destroy it. The same thing applies here. The Infinity Gauntlet is better at destroying than creation. Is that really so hard to believe? It killed Tony Stark for bringing people back to life that Thanos killed.
    Same number of lives altered, different consequence.
    The infinity gauntlet has limits. Contrary to the name.

  • Brian Benton
    Brian Benton 4 days ago

    Great guesses

  • spaghetti monster
    spaghetti monster 4 days ago

    He didn't double the univeres resources because he want them to learn if he did that they will stay at there random Reproduction plus he is bad person

  • Eric Fisher
    Eric Fisher 4 days ago

    I always think thanos was waiting until he had all the stones out of hiding knowing he would have people stopping him from getting it. Thanos in the end was the smartest villian of all time.

  • Johnatan Jeff
    Johnatan Jeff 4 days ago

    Double the resources? Really? Then what? Create double earth to gain more space for all the extra resources? Logic bro!

  • Delta Charlie
    Delta Charlie 4 days ago

    He waited because he didn’t know where the soul stone was. Collecting them over time would have drew attention from cosmic entities.

  • ThanksReviewer
    ThanksReviewer 4 days ago

    Its explained on another vid
    This is useless

    The Avengers are strong together
    If thier seperated thier weak
    Which gives him the chance
    Tobget the infinity stones

  • cheesse ramen
    cheesse ramen 4 days ago

    That the power of "plot".

  • Harbinger
    Harbinger 5 days ago

    Thanos lives, Ironman loves her daughter 2000, and Black widow and Hawkeye did it. oops, spoilers

  • Reagrill Vintage
    Reagrill Vintage 5 days ago +1


  • Reagrill Vintage
    Reagrill Vintage 5 days ago +1



    Mind yellow
    Blue space
    Green time
    Purple power
    Red reality
    Orange soul U MESSED UP BICH

  • TheBombayMasterTony
    TheBombayMasterTony 5 days ago


  • Vincent Verga
    Vincent Verga 5 days ago

    Before the video: He needed Odin/Ego/The Ancient One to die or he would have been stopped.
    After the video: So I wasted 9 minutes for you to tell me he did it because he was scared of... not the most powerful beings in the galaxy? What the fuck?

  • Zac Dragon
    Zac Dragon 5 days ago

    this video actually makes sense as to why
    thanos just waited that whole time.

  • ちゃんNanami
    ちゃんNanami 6 days ago


  • Johnnybonesjones
    Johnnybonesjones 6 days ago +1

    Doubling resources would only increase the population and cause food run out in another century or so not to mention how our big population causes us to pollute and deforest. So no doubling food is worse logically, but is better morally

  • sang purnama
    sang purnama 6 days ago

    Because he was looking for Neil Armstrong's footprints on moon.

  • boudicca storm
    boudicca storm 6 days ago

    Welp, Thanos's core motive in the movies doesn't make sense at all, so the writers could've had him wait 5 years to get the stones for any reason they wanted? Destroying half of the universe's population completely at random to bring peace...yeah, even a 5 year old could figure out that's not gonna work. Have him NOT want peace or something, just don't make him a complete failure of a philanthropist.

  • Phoenix Matthias
    Phoenix Matthias 6 days ago

    The psychic and spiritual damage would be massive. That many people don't get killed without their being an impact. And I'm not talking about the heart-ache, heartbreak, and loss that people experienced. That leaves a mark on people. And the loss would leave a mark on everyone. Loss that's so sudden, will damage people. B
    So what to do about limited resources? Maybe create a planet where people can come to together to come up with solutions. Different planets and different cultures. Cause people don't just consume, they can come up with ideas too. They're creative, they create.

    And who knows, there's a 50/50 chance that someone, or people, who could have gotten together, from different planets, could have come up with solutions.
    Look at Star Trek. In the MCU maybe people, on that planet I mentioned, could have come together and came up with unlimited energy. And create replicators, with their own unlimited power source. That way people could have unlimited resources. You could have household replicators, and industrial size ones.

    And even with the Snap, people will repopulate. Which means subjecting to them to the cruelty and terror of snapping way half the population again and again, or just one Snap and people repopulate. And then it happens again, and for what? The horror and terror they felt. The sadness and heartbreak, and the mark it'll make upon people for losing loved ones, and for all the sudden death.
    And the mark it leaves on the Universe itself too. The very universe. Because that much death will leave a mark.

    So instead of Snapping everyone away, create a planet where people can come together. And then the people from different planets can meet create a way of infinite energy that people can have in something like replicators in Star Trek. So everyone can have one. No matter who they are, where they are, and how much money they have.
    So even the poorest person can have one. Star Trek replicators, each with an infinite energy source, household size ones and even industrial size ones too.
    Which means infinite resources. Cause each one would have it's own unlimited energy source. So people could live and thrive and people wouldn't ever run out of food, medicine, clothing, etc.

    * Thanos was NOT Right. He was wrong, and the Avengers were right in stopping him. *

  • Ian Wiest
    Ian Wiest 6 days ago

    Thanos wanted people to be grateful for what they had, by taking half of the population thus sparing resource decline.
    Doubling the resources doesn't teach that. It teaches, that things will just come to you. It also promotes the growth of population, thus speeding the decline of resources. Even if you double them.
    This is what Thanos means by FINITE RESOURCES. Eventually, they will run out. Earth is not inexhaustible, but it seems that population growth will continue to steadily increase, especially with more resources.
    All species would spread and consume, like wildfire. But even fire needs oxygen to "live", and there's only so much of that too go around. Just like Thanos says: "too much to one side... and... too much to the other..."
    Less oxygen, the fire will burn weakly and be put out. More oxygen and the fire grows, immensely until it exhausts its' supply at an alarming rate.
    It was never the resource that needed to be changed, it was what was utilizing the resources that needed to be balanced.
    Recognizing that, Thanos took action.

  • nick mota
    nick mota 6 days ago

    Why does he look like an unvaccinated Captain America? Thanos knew he had to wait in order to collect the stones.

  • Anthony Jordan movies and more

    In hindsight he could have simply double the resources if he mentioned he will wipe out the rest of the universe and create a new one he just wanted to kill and he wanted to sell Noble about it

  • numberoneappgames
    numberoneappgames 6 days ago

    I personally think that he waited to give Gamora time to live. Unlike Thanos who's hundreds of years old Gamora is a semi normal life form. He met her and put his plans on hold to give her time to live. In the end she had to die for the soul stone but she had lived a decent amount of her life at that point between meeting Thanos and Quill.

  • hi itsme
    hi itsme 6 days ago +1

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Thor didnt go for the head
    Which made thanos snapped
    And made half of life dead
    But in fact
    Thanos is a snack

  • Steve's art n fun channel Stephen hall

    Tanos rangs, rangs,😂

  • Ryo Pubwan
    Ryo Pubwan 7 days ago +4

    "Leaving a revolver with cavemen" is the best analogy of the mindstone being left on Earth.

  • Will10 Toman
    Will10 Toman 7 days ago +2

    He was just waiting till peter turned 18 😉

    • Kaidinsj
      Kaidinsj 4 days ago


  • Mike V
    Mike V 7 days ago

    I know the answer. Who cares?

  • Redtan Sonyeondan
    Redtan Sonyeondan 7 days ago

    so that Marvel can make all the other previous films to make some cash

  • Zurich banton
    Zurich banton 7 days ago

    This fuckery

    AMERICA YEAH !!! 7 days ago

    Thanos was just scared of thor
    Edit:odin not thor

  • E E E
    E E E 7 days ago

    Hes an old person dude and hes lazy bruh

  • andy hollad
    andy hollad 7 days ago

    The whole time travel concept fcked the movies. Now they can go back anywhere so nobody dies for real.

  • Ethan Hall
    Ethan Hall 8 days ago +1

    why didnt he just make a shitload of people chemically sterile

    • Ethan Hall
      Ethan Hall 7 days ago

      +ScreenCrush i got it from Children of Men, and I don't think its really a common theory

    • ScreenCrush
      ScreenCrush  8 days ago

      Why has no one brought this up before?

  • Brandon Pinon
    Brandon Pinon 8 days ago

    Whether you're reaching or not, sounds about right. Thanos was never an all knowing being, just had ridiculous father of gods (Titan) strength and advanced military tactics. Finding the mind stone in itself must have taken years (unless it was a handed down relic on their planet although I doubt it considering they would have used it to restore resources sunthetically and or other means). Other than that he was just like everyone else searching..you ask a guy who knows a guy who knows all 9 realms

  • Mahtan Amandil
    Mahtan Amandil 8 days ago

    This meme of doubling the resources of the universe is stupid and over used.
    It not only not solve the problem Thanos was trying to solve it would exarcebate it.

  • ED2 09
    ED2 09 8 days ago +1

    So marvel could milk you goons some more, that's why!

  • Ace Two-facedSeries MA-17

    Answer: Greeks are always late.

  • Q
    Q 9 days ago

    You can’t “double the universes resources”.... it doesn’t work like that, even in the comics. You can’t make something from nothing.

  • Higher Shaq Ioane
    Higher Shaq Ioane 9 days ago

    That’s just the same as asking if people want money, why do we spend it to earn more....

  • GodAtum
    GodAtum 9 days ago

    you only mention 4 stones???

  • GodAtum
    GodAtum 9 days ago

    you sya thanos gave away an infinity stone @ 3.27 but you dont fucking say which one

  • GodAtum
    GodAtum 9 days ago

    this is fucking confusing

  • No Tresspassing
    No Tresspassing 9 days ago +271

    Hooray Avengers won!
    Win counter.
    Avengers: 1
    Thanos: 14,000,603

    • Super Saiyan Fortnite
      Super Saiyan Fortnite 23 hours ago

      No Tresspassing wrong 15,000,604

    • Sumit
      Sumit 3 days ago

      +DanThaBossMan Two timelines

    • DanThaBossMan
      DanThaBossMan 3 days ago

      andy hollad well TECHNICALLY he’s dead in 2 dimensions.

    • Hajra Ahmed
      Hajra Ahmed 3 days ago +1


    • Sumit
      Sumit 4 days ago +4

      +No Tresspassing Go watch that again. He says he was seeing all possible outcomes.. Outcomes as what will happen if we this.. If we do that.. And so on. So he found there's only one possible way. Theoretically an alternate timeline only forms when you change your past.

  • Mat Hantu
    Mat Hantu 9 days ago

    I want to watch avengers endgame extended version

  • Simon Torvik
    Simon Torvik 9 days ago

    Where is the "no spoilers" assholes in the comments?

  • barry adcox
    barry adcox 9 days ago

    You're all a bunch of nerds!!! get out in the sunshine for a little while, grow some stones of your own

  • kccustom1
    kccustom1 9 days ago

    Or, all he wanted was to know exactly where they were before he made his move.

  • Zuriel Tapia
    Zuriel Tapia 10 days ago

    Broooo 4:42 had me dead af😂😂😂

  • HooDie HuSSeiN
    HooDie HuSSeiN 10 days ago

    Thanos look like busta rhymes!!! Lmao

  • gamergod1100
    gamergod1100 10 days ago

    Your wrong, Thanos didn't have the power, He needed at least one good stone like space or time stone so he can start, but when all failed him. He decided to do something for once!

  • Arthur
    Arthur 10 days ago

    more like its all ret-conned because they need 6+ movies to stretch it out

  • Sean Prince
    Sean Prince 10 days ago

    He gave Loki the mind stone because it’s obvious they didn’t originally plan for it to be within the scepter. There’s a line about how it’s powered by the tesseract, and it’s even the same blue, not yellow like we know the mind stone is. It doesn’t matter whatever excuse we or the directors come up with, putting the mind stone in the scepter was a retcon so we can’t think to hard about it. If it was planned for the scepter to be an infinity stone, it wouldn’t have been the same color as the tesseract.

  • Dip Nip
    Dip Nip 10 days ago

    Doubling the resources would just be used up, by killing half the universe it would delay it longer

    • Dip Nip
      Dip Nip 9 days ago

      +usernamepasswordG there is still less space, what if we turned half of the universe into recourses

    • usernamepasswordG
      usernamepasswordG 9 days ago

      What? If you have half the population, but the resources stayed the same you effectively double the resources for everyone else. Doubling the resources would have the same effect.

  • Antonio Delgado
    Antonio Delgado 10 days ago

    I'm pretty sure Gamora or Nebula said that he wouldn't go for the stones until he knew where they all were. I wasn't until Nebula sneaked on to his ship to try and kill him. Thanos said she nearly succeeded, but after she was captured, he was able to check her memory files to see that Gamora knew the location of the final one (Soul Stone). Now he could go for the stones all at once to give everybody else less time to try and stop him.

    JA GAMER 10 days ago

    Its so obvious he practice his snap
    That why hes good at it

  • nick luci
    nick luci 10 days ago +2

    He waited because he is inevitable.

    Also, he unlike me, he knows patience. That's it, not watching the video

    ONE&ONLY 10 days ago

    Why did Thanos wait???
    "Cause he's Motherfuckin Thanos Sucka!!"

  • MidTown Sosa
    MidTown Sosa 10 days ago

    I feel like Thanos knew what was gonna happen, plus he already won. People should really keep that line in mind.

  • K9 Unknown
    K9 Unknown 10 days ago +1

    Also another interesting point defect out is that in Captain America the first avenger when the red skull picked up the tesseract it started burning his body and it created a Time hole and it sucked him in but in endgame when Tony Stark picked up the tesseract nothing happened at all that's why he was worthy enough to wield The infinity gauntlet cuz he gave everything to stop what was happening

  • K9 Unknown
    K9 Unknown 10 days ago

    Thanos waited for Odin to die for hella to die and the sorcerer apprentice because Odin could stop him hella wanted to take over the universe she wouldn't have allowed fanos to wipe out half the universe she wanted to rule over the other nine realms while Thanos snapped was complete she wanted have rule over anyting and The sorcerer's apprentice would have never have given the stone to Doctor strange therefore calculon the 14 million possibilities where Thanos probably knew it one of those possibilities he was going to get the stone. cuz the one thing you have to ask yourself is how the hell did Thanos know to use the time Stone dr. Strange learned how to use it by reading a book where did Thanos get that book how did he master all the stones if you've never had them before

  • TheSavageRobloxer 2019
    TheSavageRobloxer 2019 11 days ago +1

    Phase 4 anyone?

  • McSlama Jama
    McSlama Jama 11 days ago

    Simple, the movie writers needed more stories to make more movies to make us wait until endgame and infinity war.

  • Garlicjr Made
    Garlicjr Made 11 days ago

    He’s a “mad” titan. You don’t make sense of anything he does. Hence the moniker mad.

  • THANOS _
    THANOS _ 11 days ago

    It wasn't my time

  • S T A R
    S T A R 11 days ago

    Double the resources = even more creatures thriving

  • Kiedis Underwood
    Kiedis Underwood 11 days ago +1


  • Donovan Fulton
    Donovan Fulton 11 days ago

    Energy cannot be created.

  • Noobmaster 69
    Noobmaster 69 11 days ago

    Thanos waited because he had noticed me

  • Leland- BoB Palmer
    Leland- BoB Palmer 11 days ago

    What exactly was a " celestial " again? other than a ALMOST God/ almost immortal

  • palms palmer
    palms palmer 11 days ago

    The film in the end wasn't about men it was about women. It had all the cues to gay, lesbian, LGBT feminism and all that nonsense. So hulk was nothing but a bit part player.. I for one didn't like the film it was over long too many long speeches and dialogue. They could have ended it in two hours. The film felt like a Hollywood disaster movie just with comic book superheroes. It was about sending a message that everyone can get along to save the planet. If your gay lesbian lgbq paedophile feminism beastiality etc everyone can get along. It wasn't a superhero film at all. You didn't come out of the film wanting to Don a cloak and feel like a hero out of the comics of feeling a kid. Also I hate I really hate the fact that they used the s word again and even did it with a kid. I've never read the s word in any marvel comic so why is in the movies it's bloody ridiculous and makes no sense. Typical of American culture pushing all what's bad on the rest of the population. Who says that word as a role model to kids to kids "iron man"

    WHYxSOxSERiiOUS 11 days ago

    Pretty bloody good video.

  • Bojan M
    Bojan M 11 days ago

    Doubling resources would not solve the issue because the overpopulation is an exponential function, its not linear growth. If you guys already have some "logical" explanation, re-examine it before you make a statement.

  • Tianna Enas
    Tianna Enas 12 days ago

    Should’ve just did a voiceover

  • Diego Maceda
    Diego Maceda 12 days ago

    I completely zoned out from the video tbh