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

  • Published on Jun 28, 2018
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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  Year ago +3572

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

    • More Rare
      More Rare 2 days ago

      Ant man going up thanos's butthole

    • Nintendocat 64
      Nintendocat 64 15 days ago

      Cecil Richardson wrong the mind stone

    • Nintendocat 64
      Nintendocat 64 15 days ago

      LOL LOL draxes family was killed by ronin not thanos

    • Nintendocat 64
      Nintendocat 64 15 days ago

      Creepy Old Man you are creepy

      ADAM the BEY SCIENTIST 15 days ago

      Ryan Hanna he didn’t destroy it he told everybody to destroy half of Titans humanity and he was right titan was destroyed and titan couldve been thriving if they listened to thanos and thanos stop doing this then collecting the stones to wipe the universe but earth is already thriving this is how infinity war happened

  • justin savage
    justin savage 11 hours ago +2

    he needed to wait for Ragnarock to happen so odin or the 9 realms dosent have protection

    • ScreenCrush
      ScreenCrush  5 hours ago

      I was surprised that Thanos didn't cause Raganrok, tbh

    WUBZT3R Day ago

    Stop saying he could have just doubled the resources, populations increase EXPONENTIALLY so doubling the resources would not have nearly the impact of halving the population.

  • feroz31
    feroz31 2 days ago

    Thanos wanted to keep his whole execution plan as a secret and a surprise ( Remember when heimdal biofrosted Hulk , thanos says this was a mistake). He wanted minimum troubles And now was the best time, as he knows about the location of Soul stone and Odin died , Asgard got destroyed, it was easy to get one more stone from Loki. He did not see Dr. Strange and Vision as a major problem, otherwise he would send not his men to retrieve those two stones from the earth, he would go himself. So this was the best time for him to execute the plan.

  • Kevin B
    Kevin B 3 days ago

    I used to theorize about how odin's death was a catalyst for Thanos's timing, however I think the answer is much simpler. I believe he was waiting to make a final move until he knew where all the stones were. The soul stone was the key. He was unaware of the soul stone's location until Nebula was captured. Once he knew how to get the soul stone's location, the entire plan went into full effect.

  • MemeLordDankFace
    MemeLordDankFace 3 days ago

    his big purple ass was stuck on his throne

  • lavi messika
    lavi messika 4 days ago

    He waited for odin to die he is the only one who could defeat thanos like if you with me

  • Expert Tyrant
    Expert Tyrant 5 days ago

    Because he had to stop for KFC on the way.

  • Karurosu Gaming
    Karurosu Gaming 7 days ago

    If he doubles the resources , life will keep on f!@#ing and will become over populated or have no resources again.

  • Paul Escalante
    Paul Escalante 9 days ago

    Why does the thumbnail look like it came from endgame? 🤔🤔🤔🤔

  • therealpro198710
    therealpro198710 9 days ago

    Doubling the resources wouldn’t work because it would have population expansion constant but he could make a ton more like 999999999999999 times the resources

  • RadioActive Gaming
    RadioActive Gaming 10 days ago

    He waited for yondu to die

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  • Aj Shuman
    Aj Shuman 13 days ago

    I'm sorry, don't call out my man George Lucas like that.

  • Nintendocat 64
    Nintendocat 64 15 days ago

    He waited for when it was time to “save the universe” that’s why he waited, he also waited until the people and xandar were weak so he could snatch the power stone

  • some random cuber yt
    some random cuber yt 16 days ago

    Ah my guinea pig Eric Cartman

  • Jackson Cohen
    Jackson Cohen 16 days ago +1

    Fast forward:
    1. Waited for Odin to die
    2. Waited for the ancient one to die
    3. Waited for ego to die

  • IMrHotSauce
    IMrHotSauce 18 days ago

    If Thanos doubled the life resources the rich people would had took it all for themselves

  • Edward Tyken
    Edward Tyken 18 days ago +1

    I like how so many of the video's think Thanos can just double all the resources. What if the Gauntlet still can only apply to the laws of the universe meaning, matter cannot be created or destroyed. Only changed. Just a thought instead of assuming :)

  • Chador
    Chador 18 days ago

    If he doubled the resources it wouldn’t change anything. It would lead to more population

  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    maybe he didn't want to get up from his comfy floaty-rock chair.
    I definitely wouldn't if I had that!

  • FaTiiLiZeD Taco
    FaTiiLiZeD Taco 20 days ago

    Well he waited because he was afraid of the celistials because they would of trashed him

  • Tristen Arctician
    Tristen Arctician 20 days ago

    Maybe post credits scene doesn't take place as the same year as AoU

  • Miki Trip
    Miki Trip 21 day ago

    did this guy attend philosophy class at harvard? he's making ivy league points.

  • Andrewdreameater ???

    You said mind stone even though it’s meant to be space stone

    YA BOYFIREYZ 22 days ago

    He wanted Odin to die and waited for the avengers to spand.
    The real reason is because he wanted stan lee to die
    RIP Stan Lee😢😢😢😢😢😢😢

  • Yummy Stuff
    Yummy Stuff 23 days ago +1

    Thanos is the ultimate procrastinator

  • Marvel Therioes
    Marvel Therioes 24 days ago

    12% marvel stuff
    88% random clips

  • Michael Cho
    Michael Cho 24 days ago

    The answer to the question is simple. Its because Marvel and Disney wanted to make the series long enough to maximize profits from the series and build up suspense while keeping the audience entertained at the same time.

  • howardCooper42 stan
    howardCooper42 stan 24 days ago

    He died Because he didn’t even Touch the Soup ;(

  • Quanster Is not funny
    Quanster Is not funny 25 days ago

    he waited for odin to die

  • belakthrillby
    belakthrillby 26 days ago

    Great theory. Aligns with what i was thinking as well.

  • Babyccino Au
    Babyccino Au 28 days ago

    He was waiting till the other big bad guys (ultron, ego) get defeated, and then he’s the last one standing to win it all

  • Corey Golden
    Corey Golden 28 days ago

    Why did thanos wait so long , why did iron man have to snap ,
    Why didn't Thor go for the head. Because of a villain named

    *The script*

    PRIMAL LORD Month ago

    So we have Infinity war and Endgame

  • michael almanzan
    michael almanzan Month ago

    Cause Odin dies ? That’s what I think

  • Digital Glitch
    Digital Glitch Month ago


  • Nameless Observer
    Nameless Observer Month ago

    Because there was too much money to make.

  • Watermelon With butter

    *he wanted to wait so the avengers didnt die as virgins*

  • Blacksupermangaming ha ha ha

    greetings endgame watchers

    I’ve been expecting you today

  • dead pool
    dead pool Month ago

    Your theory is wrong 👎👎

  • Legend Seeker
    Legend Seeker Month ago

    What the heck does George Lucas have to do with this.

  • Rman Man
    Rman Man Month ago

    He wair for odins death and the sorcerer supreme death

  • Big🅱️oy
    Big🅱️oy Month ago

    Ur reaching

  • MrAwesome 1704
    MrAwesome 1704 Month ago +1

    True answer


  • Its Shiep
    Its Shiep Month ago

    Because he is lazy

  • Alexander Afxendiou

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  • Gamerboy18635
    Gamerboy18635 Month ago +1

    Thanos couldn’t DOUBLE resources because he can’t create matter with the stones so he had to destroy half the universe.

  • Fizzy Animator
    Fizzy Animator Month ago

    0:30 cartoon name

  • Talon Mader
    Talon Mader Month ago

    Thanos waited because he needed to know the location of all the stones before he can start acquiring them as to not draw suspicion and to make it harder for somebody to stop him 2 he gave Loki the Stone as a test so if anybody out in the universe could detect it they would come after Loki on Earth nowhere near wher Thanos is. The main question you must ask is how does Thanos have armies stretching across galaxies wiping out half the population on every planet they come across and nobody knows about it how did Thor not know about it how did Captain Marvel not know about it and do something about it previously since he's massacring half of the universe universe's population Planet by planet

  • waylon yazzie
    waylon yazzie Month ago

    Is it just me that 2014 Thanos is stronger then 2018 Thanos

  • Captain Marvel Wilson
    Captain Marvel Wilson Month ago +1

    I kind of feel like another reason was that Thanos believed that his lackeys were going to be defeated by groups of heroes i.e. The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy.

  • FlaminIce234 - Non-Crappy BTD!

    “They weren’t ripe yet.”

  • cas Car
    cas Car Month ago

    Does this guy even read comics or he just a dumbfuck with a big mouth!?!

  • Itz Tailszey Gaming 2.0

    i know why because he was scared of cap marvel

  • Arexed
    Arexed Month ago

    No if he doubled the universes resources, people would probally blow through them faster, cause they would think, "oh ee have more recources so we can worry about running out later", but when they do worry they proablly would have none, so thanos probably did think about this

  • Alucaardd
    Alucaardd Month ago

    Odin was the most powerful being in the mcu at the time. When he died thanos went for the gems.

  • NoobGyver
    NoobGyver Month ago +1

    Thanos: Needs 2 years to find the power stone.
    Finds all the other stones in 2 hours.

  • Rich Yan
    Rich Yan Month ago

    So this video is 9 minutes of a guy guessing shit?

  • Hersey Deguzman
    Hersey Deguzman Month ago

    thor has finally gone for the head in endgame

  • ImNotYT
    ImNotYT Month ago +13

    Thanos: “Fine, I’ll do it myself.”
    Also Thanos: “But before that I need to sit for 3 years!”

  • BROZA Entertainment

    because brolin was having cable issues duh!

  • Thanos Snap
    Thanos Snap Month ago

    Because Ime lazy

  • Reconix Icy
    Reconix Icy Month ago

    This man put a mr lobowski reference in it Thor was called mr lobowski mind blown

  • Aqua
    Aqua Month ago

    Song at 0:22 ?????

  • Ayden Thomas
    Ayden Thomas Month ago

    My question is how come Loki's staff is blue not yellow, seeing that the mind stone inside is yellow not blue.

  • Bane Wolf
    Bane Wolf Month ago

    Because he had soilders to do it themselfs

  • megazwatcher
    megazwatcher Month ago

    my theory, everything went exactly as thanos planed right up to the snap. he ia easily as sneaky and methodical a tactician as batman with the added advantage of telepathy, magic and an immortals long view

  • megazwatcher
    megazwatcher Month ago

    don't even need to double anything, just redistribute the resources the universe is over flowing with resources but the resources are not always where the life forms are, like earth

  • megazwatcher
    megazwatcher Month ago

    first, he didn't wait long at all. thanos is immortal, already over 2000 years old 10 years is like waiting for a pizza delivery to him. second look what has happened just befoe ha made his first big public move. anceint one, dead. odin, dead, the armies of asgard, dead. thanos is incredible powerful but even the loin can be pulled down bu enough hyena's