Josh Brolin Recreates Thanos' Infinity War Snap for Mass Reddit User Ban

Yolanda Curtis
July 10, 2018

The forum r/thanosdidnothingwrong has gone viral after news spread that it would be eliminating half of its users, just as Thanos wiped out half the universe at the end of Infinity War.

However you felt about Thanos' actions in Avengers: Infinity War, you've got to admit that the last few minutes (wherein half the universe disintegrated into ashes at the behest of the purple tyrant) were great.

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Warning: This story contains spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War. Josh Brolin (the actor who plays Thanos with the help of a lot of CGI) posted a video on the subreddit to get users excited. Brolin says, "Here we go, Reddit users", before his snap. While those numbers are impressive, they are nothing compared to what's happening over at the Thanos Did Nothing Wrong subreddit where as of this writing, the post has over 80,000 upvotes and has 13.8 thousand comments.

The Thanos Did Nothing Wrong subreddit is preparing to randomly ban half of its users on Monday, July 9th and the Russo Brothers have given the trending page the video that they have been asking for.

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Via Polygon, more than 110,000 members of the subreddit (and climbing) will have happily volunteered to be booted off the forum before the carnage is over, but those running the show over there weren't exactly keen on the idea to start with. Of course, you won't turn to dust if you're in the half that's banned from the subreddit, so at least there's that.

Avengers 4 is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 3, 2019. They are looking into bots to make the mass-banning possible.

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Directors Anthony and Joe Russo offered a tease of what is to come by posting a message from Josh Brolin performing the "Thanos snap" with "Reddit, Thanos has a message for you".

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