Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, in his quest to ruin all the things, fact-checked the plot to “Avengers: Endgame,” saying Thanos’ plan to wipe out half the sentient life in the universe makes no sense because “the universe has vastly more resources than can possibly be consumed by civilizations that have access to space”:
Sure, Thanos is singularly evil. But I bet he flunked Astro 101.
He wants to kill half of all living things to save the other half — due to limited resources.
But the universe has vastly more resources than can possibly be consumed by civilizations that have access to space.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) April 24, 2019
What’s next? Is he going to tell us a talking raccoon makes no sense, too?
Don't be "that guy," Neil!
— President Cheddar McTweets (@kylexitron) April 24, 2019
Plus, in the MCU, not every planet has access to space. For example, Earth:
True, but the civilizations we know about do not actually have access to space resources, and are limited to what is on their planet. Thanos did them a favor!
— Brian A (@BrianUniversal) April 24, 2019
Then maybe Thanos knew a lot of civilizations that dont have access to space?
— Ivan (@Fish_NYK) April 24, 2019
Plus, even planets that do have access to space just can’t go anywhere they want:
Well, as per Captain Marvel MCU canon, Thanos is limited to the Milky Way regions that are reachable by jump-points, not the entire observable universe
— Alonso Gurmendi (@Alonso_GD) April 24, 2019
We can name one person who we hope got snapped out of existence, however:
I wish Thanos’ snap had gotten rid of this guy. I dont need this negativity on Endgame Eve. https://t.co/Imf2ywi2tH
— Shakeel Rashad (@shak_inabox) April 24, 2019