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Baby Thanos Exists And Is So Cooked It Will Make You Glad We Got Baby Yoda

Baby Thanos died so Baby Yoda could live.

In case you haven’t heard, the internet’s newest obsession is Star Wars’ latest and greatest character: Baby Yoda. Introduced in The Mandalorian, the infant… whatever he is has captured everyone’s hearts for being unbearably cute. Marvel thought it was a good time to jump on the baby bandwagon and decided to dust off some unused Avengers: Infinity War concept art of baby Thanos.

And folks, baby Thanos ain’t no Baby Yoda.

Yikes. No wonder Thanos became the Mad Titan. I’d be mad if I looked like that.

But joking aside though, this unused concept art suggests that Avengers: Infinity War originally had plans to dive into Thanos’ childhood and past but all this ultimately fell though, presumably because no one wanted to be traumatised by a baby Mad Titan who looks like a prune with angry eyes and veins.

There definitely wouldn’t have been any of that “aww-ing” and swooning we got at the end of The Mandalorian‘s first episode when Baby Yoda was introduced had Marvel went down the baby Thanos route that’s for sure.

Remember when Rhodey suggested in Endgame that they go back in time and kill baby Thanos? Well it’s a good thing the Avengers didn’t decide to go through with that plan because a) it’s just horrible and b) we were spared from having to look at what could pass off for a purple baby zombie.

Well that’s just horrible.

Okay sure, we may have missed out on a Thanos coming-of-age story, but again that’s a small price to pay for being spared the pain of looking at an infant Mad Titan for the better part of two hours.

Perhaps this is all an instance of karma. Some Star Wars cosmic power saw what Marvel were cooking up with baby Thanos, thought “oh hell no” and sought to correct that imbalance by giving us Baby Yoda.

And for once, the Star Wars gods have done right by us because we now have this until the end of time (or the next baby Yoda comes along):

Pete Davidson's Sexual Awakening Moment Came Courtesy Of Leonardo DiCaprio

Join the club, Pete.<br /> All that Big Leo Energy gave way to his BDE.

Everyone goes through that awkward sexual awakening moment as a teen at some point and it almost always involves someone ridiculously good-looking. For Saturday Night Live‘s Pete Davidson, his big moment wasn’t some attractive model from a magazine or anything you’d expect. It was none other than Leonardo DiCaprio.

Huh.

Chatting to Paper Magazine, the Saturday Night Live star’s renowned BDE was brought up, which in turn led to a tangent about him being the sexual awakening for many young women.

After expressing how weird it is to be the cause of many people’s fapping material, Pete revealed that he used to “jerk off to Leonardo DiCaprio” for “his acting.” Sure, Pete.

“Acting.”

Fleshing out his own big sexual awakening moment, Pete says he used to have a “HUGE” (the all caps is needed) crush on Leo and went all teen fan girl over the Hollywood star.

“Yeah. I used to have a HUGE crush on Leonardo DiCaprio. I had this huge poster of him from The Beach in my room, and there used to be, like, ‘Leo love books’… Do you remember?

“Like, right when Titanic came out [when I was] in like third or fourth grade, he was just like, ‘teen milk.’ There were love books and I had all of them. He was the coolest.”

As for whether he’s actually met Leo given how these two are part of the Hollywood A-list, Pete says he’s met his teen crush “twice” but has done nothing more than “shaken hands” before running away because it’s a little much for him and his hormones to handle.

Can’t say we really blame Pete there.

Hey, we certainly understand the fascination with TitanicThe Beach era Leonardo DiCaprio. The dude was hawt stuff back in the day.

We also shouldn’t be surprised that Pete Davidson had no qualms over telling folks about his fapping habits. Hell, he certainly wasn’t shy about telling everyone how much he jerked off to his ex-fiance, Ariana Grande.

So good on you, Pete, for sharing your Leonardo DiCaprio crush with everyone. All that big Leo energy seems to have given way to all that BDE so it’s been a win-win for the Saturday Night Live star.

The Brains Behind Star Wars Admit They Struggle To Come Up With Anything Original

What a surprise.

Making a film is hard. Making a Star Wars film is a couple of levels beyond that because you have to juggle the ridiculous fan expectations with all the established universe rules. It’s a tough nut to crack but hearing Lucasfilm head honcho Kathleen Kennedy whinge about the creative process behind every post-George Lucas Star Wars film is pretty unseemly.

In an interview with Rolling Stone about Rise of Skywalker and the future of the franchise, Kennedy says every Star Wars film is hard to make and the process is especially difficult because unlike the likes of, say, Marvel, they don’t have a pile of comics and novels to adapt and must come up with everything from scratch.

“Every one of these movies is a particularly hard nut to crack. There’s no source material. We don’t have comic books. We don’t have 800-page novels. We don’t have anything other than passionate storytellers who get together and talk about what the next iteration might be. We go through a really normal development process that everybody else does.”

Uh huh. Okay then. This seems like an appropriate time to whip out an oldie but a goodie:

If we read between the lines of Kathleen Kennedy’s quote, she’s essentially saying it’s really hard to create something when someone else hasn’t already created it for them.

Pretty weird for her to drop that nugget considering how George Lucas created Star Wars from scratch, not to mention all the great original films and franchises that were all willed into existence from nothing over the years. It’s almost like making high quality, original work is a tough job.

And besides, not every franchise can follow Marvel’s “adapt decades worth of comics for the big screen” approach.

But perhaps the most mindboggling part of Kathleen Kennedy’s quote is the “We don’t have comic books” and “800-page novels” part.

Hate to break it to you like this, Kathleen, but you actually have a big pile of source material under the “Extended Universe” label. There’s literally decades of Star Wars comics and novels in this “Extended Universe” and just because Disney declared it to be non-canon with the films doesn’t mean the material isn’t rich with ideas.

What makes this whole thing even more hilarious is how The Mandalorian is clearly taking inspiration from “Extended Universe” material, which shows that either the Star Wars brain trust don’t know their intellectual property or are getting their PR messaging wrong (unlike, say, Marvel).

In their defence though, whoever came up with Baby Yoda is a genius and deserves all the creativity awards.

He’s adorable even when he’s viciously eating a space frog.

Perhaps it’s a good thing that the next Star Wars film to come out after Rise of Skywalker isn’t until 2022. That’ll give Kathleen Kennedy and the rest of the brain trust to bank a heap of new and original ideas, or to pore over all the “Extended Universe” material for cues.

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