By Dan Snierson
April 08, 2019 at 03:16 PM EDT
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Avengers: Endgame will arrive shortly in theaters, but instead of watching another trailer or reading an interview that may or may not contain the hint you were looking for, how would you feel about simply listening to the stars of this quirky little arthouse film regale you with the story of Thanos… imagined as a children’s fable?

Allow your imagination to be stolen away in this exclusive clip from tonight’s installment of Jimmy Kimmel Live as you enter the land of ‘Twas the Mad Titan Thanos and learn all about the creepy, purple-faced, space-traveling, infinity-stone-collecting supervillain from the Marvel megahit-in-waiting, who

“He had six stones in all/reality, mind and soul/space, power and time/he completed his goal,” reads Mark Ruffalo, adding with a laugh, “What a naughty boy.”

“‘I’ll finish this!’/Thor excitedly said,” recites Scarlett Johansson, while Chris Evans continues, “Unfortunately Thor should have gone for the head.” Evans then expresses his gratitude for the lack of Thanos demise: “But then we wouldn’t have a sequel,” he adds, “so… thanks for the payday.”

Look for Avengers: Endgame cast, including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Paul Rudd, Hemsworth, Danai Gurira, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Johansson, Ruffalo, and Evans to appear in some form all week on Jimmy Kimmel Live, which airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. on ABC.

Avengers Endgame hits theaters on April 26.

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