Is Thanos the Hero? Avengers Infinity War vs Save the Cat's Beat Sheet [Story Beats Explained]

Thanos is the ultimate villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But in Avengers: Infinity War, the screenwriters tried something quite radical. They made Thanos the protagonist with a complete character arc. Is Thanos really the hero in the Avengers: Infinity War script? In this video essay, StudioBinder uses Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat beat sheet to track how Thanos becomes not only the central protagonist but a sympathetic one as well.

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