We initially thought that after 'Avengers: Endgame' screened for audiences and subsequently did gangbusters, there were no more questions concerning Thanos' fate.
Specifically, the whole Thanos / Ant-Man situation - now known as the Thanus theory - seemed over and done with. After all, it never featured or was referenced in 'Avengers: Endgame', so why bring it up?
While we famously put the question to Paul Rudd ourselves way back last year, Empire Magazine pitched the question to someone more readily disposed to answer. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the writers of 'Avengers: Endgame' took part in a long podcast interview and, yes, the 'Thanus' theory came up.
The explanation for why it never featured? Decidedly simple, according to Markus. "Thanos could take a punch from the Hulk, we’ve seen that," said Markus. "And it stands to reason his whole body is at least as strong as that."
The logic checks out, and just to point on it, Markus confirmed that had Rudd's character "expanded, he would be simply crushed against the immovable walls of Thanos’ mighty rectum."
There you have it, folks. Conclusive information at last, and we can now put this all behind us.
No pun intended.