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#SneakyThanos photo contest hides Avengers villain in pop culture moments

Where's Thanos?


Rey, Finn and Poe may soon find their embrace interrupted by Thanos, who appears to have escaped the Marvel Cinematic Universe and entered the Star Wars galaxy.

@ScottWamplerBMD Twitter

Thanos has snapped half of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a Reddit group and four of the Simpsons out of existence, but now he's coming for the rest of pop culture.

Scott Wampler, news editor at, kicked off a Twitter thread on Friday by Photoshopping the Avengers: Infinity War villain into the photo Star Wars: Episode 9 director JJ Abrams posted as that movie wrapped.

It certainly puts a new spin on Rey, Finn and Poe's embrace. Did the cheeky purple genocidal chappy just wipe out half of the Star Wars universe? People then began adding him to scenes from other movies too. He looks like he's always been at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining.

Does Thanos find Joe Pesci funny like he's a clown in Goodfellas?

He's in the Jets' corner in West Side Story. The Sharks better steer clear of his clicks.

He also apparently celebrated the end of World War 2 in New York.

And he's a big fan of '80s music. He was either in the front row of Queen's Live Aid set or just enjoys Oscar-winning performances.

The villain haunted Elon Musk's infamous pot smoking interview (along with Willem Dafoe).

And he even showed up to see Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, testify before Congress on Wednesday.

Wampler decided to kick off a Thanos Photoshop contest, which runs until Tuesday.

First published at 5:46 a.m. PT.
Updated at 7:29 a.m. PT: Clarifies Wampler's title.

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