Infinity War's bleak ending has an official name

Dan Seddon
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From Digital Spy

Thanos' devastating finger-snap has officially been given a title: 'The Decimation'.

Towards the final moments in Avengers: Infinity War, the purple badass managed to wipe out half of all life in the universe with one simple movement, leaving Earth's Mightiest Heroes scattered (literally) and beaten.

So, you can understand the event needing quite a dramatic name.

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Although on-screen Marvel projects have avoided labelling the event since Infinity War's release, Brandon T Snider's new 'young adult' publication The Cosmic Quest Volume Two: Aftermath chooses to tackle it for the first time (via ScreenRant).

It doesn't necessarily go into much detail about the snap, Snider instead references the chaos in a throwaway manner. He sidesteps the tragic intricacies, thus saving readers from another bout of depression (think Peter Parker's emotional 'decimation').

However, we must point out that this publication isn't technically canon, but it's not like anyone from Marvel has disagreed with the author yet...

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Meanwhile, co-director Joe Russo has admitted that the movie's ending was indeed Star-Lord's fault – following his attack on Thanos whilst the Avengers were poised to nab the Infinity Gauntlet off his arm.

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

Avengers: Infinity War is out now on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download. Avengers 4 arrives in cinemas in the UK on April 26, 2019, and in the US on May 3, 2019.

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