Yesterday, we posted a news story about a fake children’s book based on Avengers: Infinity War. Titled ‘Twas the Mad Titan Thanos, it breaks down the bleak events from that film in storybook form. Now the full four-minute segment is available online.
The skit originally aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, as part of a kick-off for an Avengers: Endgame week-long event. In it, various stars, including Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson, take turns reading. You can view the whole video below.
It begins with an opening by Kimmel explaining how the dramatic nature of Infinity War affected fans, especially young ones. “While children love super heroes, I’m not so sure how they feel about intergalactic genocide,” he explains. So, “to get the kids back,” Kimmel and his team put the ‘Twas the Mad Titan Thanos book together. And then he enlisted the heroes themselves to read it.
Mark Ruffalo serves as the “host” for the reading, with the others joining in. It also features images from the book alongside the readers, so you can follow along.
It’s worth noting that the actors have some fun with the reading. They even add side comments, with Ruffalo calling Thanos “a naughty boy.” Johansson also pokes a little fun at Thor when he didn’t go “for the head” when he had the chance. “He blew it,” she jokes.
There’s also another video with the Avengers: Endgame cast, in which they talk about various topics. These include matching tattoos, their favorite character lines and, surprise, birthday gifts!
Avengers: Endgame arrives in theaters on April 26. What do you think of ‘Twas the Mad Titan Thanos? Let us know in the comments below!