Director Nia DaCosta, director of the horror film Candyman and the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movie The Marvels, put the blame for Thanos’ snap in Avengers: Infinity War on Captain America’s sturdy shoulders.
Speaking to Inverse, she expressed her opinion which is sure to spark controversy. She said: “What I like to say a little casually about Captain America is that the Snap is all his fault because he was trying to do his best, trying to do the right thing. “
She clarified, “There’s a world he’s a villain in because in the end, he should have just sacrificed Vision. He chose the life of a robot, albeit a sensitive one, over literally the entire universe. There’s some sort of anti-hero in there if you want to look at him through that lens. “
Although his opinion may seem extreme and unfair at first, DaCosta is right to think about it. Steve Rogers was too committed to doing the right thing – which meant not trading lives – that he put half the entire universe at risk to save a sentient robot.
If Vision had been killed as he himself wanted, Thanos wouldn’t have got his hands on Mind Stone, and the Mad Titan wouldn’t have been able to wipe out half of all living things in the universe.
Most MCU fans blame Thanos for going after Star-Lord for losing his temper when he learned that the big bad had killed Gamora to acquire the Soul Stone, but blaming Cap is new. and not totally unfounded. While the Avengers (the others) were able to undo the snap, there were casualties like Natasha Romanoff and the five-year gap for many who returned proved traumatic.
The Marvels is the sequel to 2019’s Captain Marvel. Written by Megan McDonnell, it will star Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan (Ms Marvel) and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau .
Its release is scheduled for February 17, 2023.