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Things We Saw Today: Thanos Also Killed Half of All the Animals

Bucky Barnes and goats

Still think that Thanos did nothing wrong? Why do you hate puppies and kittens?

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It’s been a subject for debate, if you’re an Avengers nerd like me, as to whether Thanos’ Infinity War Gauntlet snap swept up the family pets (and Bucky’s goats in Wakanda) in its genocidal tide. According to Marvel Studios co-president Kevin Feige, this was indeed the case.

As CBR points out, writer Russ Fischer recently asked Feige to clarify the point:

“I do need to confirm something about the outcome of Infinity War,” [Fischer] said, “and apologies if you’ve addressed this – the end of Ant-Man and The Wasp led to conversations. Are half the animals dead? Are half of the horses gone? Half of the ants?”

“Yes!” replied Feige. “Yes. All life.”

We’ve already discussed at length how junk-y Thanos’ theories about sustainability are. But can we unpack how he presumes to free up so many resources to feed galactic populations when half of their livestock vanishes alongside farmers and laborers who operate the means to production? It’s almost like he didn’t think this all the way through.

Anyway, I can’t wait for some heartwarming scenes of children clutching their returned puppies at the end of Avengers 4 and Bucky getting to hang out with his goats again. Dude could use a rest.

(via CBR, image: Marvel Studios/Tessa Thompson on Twitter)

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