Who made Thanos double bladed weapon

The strange explanation of how Thanos' blade broke Cap's shield

By AJ Caulfield / .10. Updated: May 10, 2019, 10:34 a.m. EDT /. Updated: May 10, 2019, 12:46 a.m. EDT

Contains spoilers forAvengers: Endgame

In case you haven't heard by now, there have been plenty of eye-catching and eyebrow-raising scenesAvengers: Endgame - from deaths that we didn't see coming and badass fight scenes to unexpected character transitions and twists that continued until the very last frame. One such attention grabbing moment was when Captain America (Chris Evans) and his iconic shield ... and Thanos (Josh Brolin) broke it.

We'll dive right inSpoilers forAvengers: EndgameSo click away if you don't want to know exactly what is going on in the movie.

The sequence in question takes place during the climax of the film, where the costumed heroes dusted off in Thanos' original decimation re-materialize to join the battle against the maddened Titan - the 2014 version of him, ie when the Thanos the Avenger fought aInfinity war got a quick Stormbreaker hit on the head when Thor (Chris Hemsworth) killed him at the beginningEndgame. Fans can immediately see that this Thanos looks a little different than they are used to seeing him on screen: He not only rocks heavy gold armor, but also carries a massive double-bladed weapon. Past Thanos takes full advantage of it and shows that it is even more deadly than the weapons of his opponents. When Thanos gets very close to Captain America, the Mad Titan hits Cap's Vibranium shield and breaks off large chunks of it until it's about half the size of its original size.

But how? How could Thanos break a shield that was previously considered completely indestructible?

Avengers: Endgame Director Joe Russo offered an answer, and it's a fascinating one.

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Speak withComicBook.comRusso suggested that Vibranium may not be as durable as people assumed, despite Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) once stated that the kinetic energy absorbing metal is the strongest in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. The director said that Thanos' weapon is likely made of something stronger - the best weapon for the biggest villain.

"Thanos is clearly a millennial character who fought everyone in the universe and is the greatest: he's the Genghis Khan of the universe, so he would have the greatest weapon," said Russo.

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Then he realized that Thanos may have made his double-bladed sword weapon with the help of Eitri (Peter Dinklage), the famous counterfeiter who created Thor's Mjolnir and helped the god of thunder forge his Stormbreaker battle ax Infinity war. As Russo put it, Thanos may have contacted Eitri, traveled to Nidavellir, and gained access to a material even stronger than Vibranium to forge his double-edged weapon. Even more interesting is the idea that Thanos might have Eitri make the shield-breaking weapon around the same time he was forging his Infinity Gauntlet.

“He knows about Eitri, he was in Eitri to have his glove made. Did he create his blade too? Potentially, ”said Russo. 'But it's interesting that it could destroy the shield.'

This is certainly a good explanation for the origin of the dangerous weapon Thanos usedAvengers: Endgameand offers an interesting connection to existing beliefs about how Thanos got their hands on the Infinity Gauntlet. Marvel fans first saw the Mad Titan slide in on the Gauntlet in a post-credits sceneAvangers: Age of Ultronwhich was released in 2015. Well, if Russo's idea that Thanos might have received the Infinity Gauntlet and his double-edged weapon falls intoEndgame At around the same time, this creates a small wrinkle in the MCU as the Thanos that breaks Captain America's shield is from 2014. Based on Russo's postulation here, if Thanos had had the gun in 2014, he might have had the glove as well. That would make Thanos' desperation to get the gauntlet from the AvengersEndgameobsolete - why would he need her glove when he had one of his own to match his double-edged weapon?

Regardless of how and when Thanos forged his double-ended sword weapon, it's arguably more remarkable what the weapon could be made of. Since Vibranium is tough enough to crack, Thanos' weapon must be made from another incredibly strong metal - perhaps adamantium, the other super-tough metal known in the Marvel Universe. Adamantium, as fans will remember, is the metal alloy associated with the X-Men hero Wolverine's skeleton and bone claws sticking out of his hands. In the Marvel Comics, Adamantium has also appeared in the outer shell of the super villain's body Ultron, in the bones of other X-Men Sabretooth and the young mutant X-23, and in the skeleton of Wolverine's enemy Lady Deathbone.

Given the existence of adamantium in the Marvel Universe and Russo's shy comment that it was' interesting 'that Thanos' weapon could destroy Captain America's shield, one might suspect that it might be revealed in the future that the weapon was actually made of adamantium was produced . The substance isn't explicitly included in an MCU movie (it got a nod a specialty in the Blu-ray version ofIronman 2 and a loose reference in NetflixDaredevil), but it was a staple in 20th Century FoxX-Men Movies. Fox has been recording and buying the film rights to many Marvel Comics characters since Disney used to be unable to use it in the MCU. Now may be the perfect time to introduce Adamantium into the franchise. Who knows? Perhaps an upcoming movie will explain that Thanos' weapon was adamantium-enriched, which would open the door for the X-Men to join the MCU - namely, the young glutton wants to introduce Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige.

Everything means something in the MCU, so it seems like only a matter of time before fans find out what Thanos' shield-breaking weapon is really made of.