Thanos' Origin Will Be Told in New Novel


While Thanos is essentially be the main character in Avengers: Infinity War, we're apparently not going to see his origin story play out in detail. With the film running for about 2 and a half hours and featuring dozens of other Marvel characters, this decision makes sense. But fortunately, we'll learn all about Thanos' origin - just in a different medium.

It has been announced (via io9) that this fall will see the release of a new tie-in novel. Titled Thanos - Titan Consumed, the novel is written by Barry Lyga and will tell the character's origin. It will be released in November.

(The original report stated that the novel would be canon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, that is not actually the case.)

io9 had an interview with Lyga to discuss the novel, and the site also shared its plot synopsis. However, the synopsis seemingly includes a huge Infinity War SPOILER, so we won't share it here. If you want to read it anyways, click HERE.


Avengers: Infinity War is set to hit theaters on April 27th. The 19th installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Benicio del Toro, Tom Holland, Anthony Mackie, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Peter Dinklage, and Don Cheadle. Joe and Anthony Russo direct from a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

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