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Avengers: Infinity War's Bleak Ending Really was All Star-Lord's Fault

"The movie might have ended right there"
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Avengers: Infinity War's devastating ending really was all Star-Lord's fault, according to the Russo Brothers.

After the release of the movie, Chris Pratt revealed that some Marvel fans had been blaming Star-Lord for Thanos succeeding, given that the Avengers were seriously close to retrieving the Infinity Gauntlet before Star-Lord attacked Thanos for killing Gamora.

And now the directors have confirmed to Collider that, yes, the Snap might have been avoided if Star-Lord hadn't done what he did.

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"That was the turning point of that scene. Again, these are flawed characters that make emotional choices, human choices [and] had Quill not done that, the movie might have ended right there," Joe Russo explained.

Earlier this year, Pratt had defended Star-Lord's actions in terms of the context of him losing everyone close to him.

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"So I think he reacted in a way that's very human, and I think the humanity of the Guardians of the Galaxy is what sets them apart from other superheroes. I think if we did it a hundred times I wouldn't change a thing," he reflected.

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"And also, I blame Thanos, OK? Jeez, how come he's not getting any blame? Clearly I'm very sensitive about this."

This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.ukMinor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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