17 New Images From Avengers: Infinity War Highlight the Mad Titan’s Psychopathic Soul

We’ve published interviews with three of Avengers: Infinity War‘s incredibly talented crew today: production designer Charles WoodVFX supervisor Kelly Port and supervising art director Raymond Chan. Now that Marvel has lifted the embargo on these behind-the-scenes profiles, we’ve been finding out just how the hugely talented crew helped directors Joe and Anthony Russo create this historic film. If you haven’t seen Infinity War yet, obviously, spoiler alert.

Our interviews revealed how these artists built the many worlds of the film, both practically and via digital effects, melded real locations, from Georgia to Brazil to Iceland, into single, cohesive new planets like Vormir, and turned the 5’10” Josh Brolin into the eight-foot-tall Mad Titan. These interviews included a fresh batch of still images, many of which focus on Brolin’s Thanos, the soulful psychopath whose search for the Infinity Stones—and his belief that the universe’s population must be culled—is what the entire mega blockbuster is built around.

Check out these new brand new images below, which all speak to Thanos’s seemingly unstoppable power, the film’s heartbreaking conclusion, and the willingness of the many superheroes (and anti-heroes, like Loki) who were willing to sacrifice themselves to stop him:

Tom Hiddleston
Loki (Tom Hiddleston) offers Thanos (Josh Brolin) the Tesseract to save his brother Thor (Chris Hemsworth)’s life. ©Marvel Studios 2018
Loki standing amongst the wreckage of the Asgardian rescue ship. ©Marvel Studios 2018
Young Gamora
Thanos (Josh Brolin) takes the young Gamora (Ariana Greenblat) by the hand, “adopting” her and taking her from her home planet. ©Marvel Studios 2018
Thanos adopts
The moment when Thanos (Josh Brolin) “adopts” the young Gamora (Ariana Greenblat), after killing half the population of her planet. ©Marvel Studios 2018
Thanos (Josh Brolin) in Avengers: Infinity War. ©Marvel Studios 2018
Thanos (Josh Brolin)’s Q-Ship, where Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is tortured for his Time Stone. ©Marvel Studios 2018
Gamora (Zoe Saldana), the “adopted daughter” of Thanos (Josh Brolin) is the one being in the universe he seems to care for. But not as much as he wants the Infinity Stones. ©Marvel Studios 2018
L-r: Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and her “father” Thanos (Josh Brolin)©Marvel Studios 2018
The Guardians of the Galaxy and their new friends tracked Thanos to Knowhere. ©Marvel Studios 2018
Thanos smile
Training data collected from high-resolution scans (e.g. USC’s ICT, Disney’s Medusa, Digital Imaging) show exactly what the actor’s face is capable of doing through a regiment of facial movements. This allows the computer to see many details including how the actor’s face moves from expression to expression, the limits of the actor’s facial range, and how the actor’s skin wrinkles. ©Marvel Studios 2018
Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and the rest of the Asgardians were no match for Thanos (Josh Brolin.) ©Marvel Studios 2018
Thanos’s Gauntlet was built by the dwarf Eitri (Peter Dinklage), the dwarf leader of Nidavellir. ©Marvel Studios 2018
Thanos’s quest for the Infinity Stones drives the plot. ©Marvel Studios 2018
Infinity Stones
Thanos’s quest for the Infinity Stones spans several planets and many nations on Earth. ©Marvel Studios 2018
Josh Brolin
The VFX team utilized machine learning technology to imbue Thanos with Josh Brolin’s soulful performance. ©Marvel Studios 2018
Black Order
Thanos’s “children” are the extremely powerful Black Order, who are a match for the Avengers. ©Marvel Studios 2018


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