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Thanos won't throw away his snap in new Hamilton parody mash-up

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Jul 30, 2018

If you've seen Avengers: Infinity War, then you know Thanos isn't scared to take risks. And while you might not draw an immediate connection to a certain historical figure, we can probably agree that when given the chance, Thanos took his shot... errr snap. In a new parody mash-up, Thanos channels Lin-Manuel Miranda to re-write lyrics from the hit Broadway musical Hamilton in order to state his case for eliminating half the population.

Just in case you've somehow missed the iconic cultural sensation of the last few years known as Hamilton, the musical tells the story of one of the American Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton -- all using clever rhymes and hip-hop music. And since the shocking cliffhanger at the end of Avengers: Infinity War is another huge cultural moment, it makes total sense to combine the two. So that's what And You Films did.

Check out Thanos singing his own version of "My Shot," which was originally sung from the point of view of Hamilton. In this version, Thanos is once again trying to justify his plan to eliminate half the population.

Not only do we finally see Thanos rapping (which you know you wanted), but we also get to hear the inner monologue he had throughout the events of Infinity War. Who knew he actually had Hamilton stuck in his head just like the rest of us? 

Besides being entertaining, the mash-up also manages to highlight how Thanos and Hamilton are more similar than you realized. They both were willing to make sacrifices to do what they thought was "right," even if it hurt others along the way. Thanos killed his daughter, and Hamilton sorta indirectly led to the death of his son. (Parenting pro-tip: Never encourage your child to participate in a duel.)

So if Thanos is supposed to be Hamilton, does that make Thor Burr? If so, Infinity War takes on a whole other meaning. And it would've saved the world a lot of trouble if Thanos had just written 51 essays explaining his argument and published them instead.

The references to who might've disappeared from other franchises is fun to consider as well. Apparently, Batman is gone, so the Avengers are out of luck there. Luke Skywalker disappearing because of Thanos does make a lot of sense.

We'll have to wait another nine months to see if Thanos did, in fact, throw away his snap or the events are somehow undone. The as-yet-to-be-named fourth Avengers film snaps into theaters May 3, 2019. Will you be giving it a shot?