Thanos finally completed his mission to become the Infinite Challenge in Avengers: Infinite War. The conceptual art of the film reveals that the Gauntlet almost had a very different appearance in the film.
Marvel Studios senior visual development artist Anthony Francisco shared several alternative projects from the Infinity Gauntlet on his instagram page.
"CONCEPTUAL ART Avengers: Infinite War, here are some design options I made at Infinity Gauntlet, "wrote Francisco. "I still can not believe I started working on this movie !! Zoom in and check out the details. Which one is your favorite? "
Click on the gallery below:
Francisco had already revealed works of art showing Thanos wielding the Infinity Gauntlet in epic combat with Doctor Strange. The scene was cut from Avengers: Infinite War, but you can see the conceptual art of the enormous battle and more art of Doctor Strange trying to capture Thanos.
Fans will remember that the Infinity Gauntlet and the arm that Thanos used were both slightly mutilated after Thanos used the Infinity Stones to end half of all life in the universe. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo have explained that this is the physical cost of the Thanos mission.
"It's obvious," Joe Russo said. "Your daughter is an emotional price, but the physical price is – you'll see if you pause your DVD – before he uses it to go back to the portal away from Thor while he has the ax in his chest, his arm is burned until crisp. So the physical price is the extreme power he took to enact his plan, he paid physically, and when he sat on the steps at the end of the movie, you can see that it actually leads to the neck and to his face. .
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Which Infinity Gauntlet design is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!
Avengers: Infinite War is now available on the home media.
The upcoming films in the Marvel film universe include Captain Marvel on March 8; Avengers: End of the game on April 26; Spider-Man: Away From Home on July 5.