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Avengers: Endgame artist shows off what Thanos almost looked like

Published: 10/Nov/2020 13:07

by Daniel Megarry

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An artist who worked on Avengers: Endgame has shared an alternate design for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s former big bad, Thanos.

Thanos has arguably become one of the most recognizable villains in modern cinema, with his character temporarily killing off 50% of the human population – including some high-profile superheroes like Spider-Man and Doctor Strange – with the snap of his fingers in Avengers: Infinity War.

His notoriety is no doubt in part due to the design of the character, and his portrayal by Josh Brolin. But long-time Marvel Studios concept artist Jerad Marantz has now shared some early alternate designs of warrior Thanos that would’ve seen him rock a different look on screen.

Thanos in Avengers Endgame
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Thanos’ armor went through various designs before it ended up on the big screen

“This was an earlier pass on warrior Thanos for Avengers Endgame and Infinity War,” he explained. The images shared on his Instagram account show Thanos with a different style of armor than the one we saw in the Avengers movies. It’s not a major change, but it gives us an insight into the development process of the iconic villain.

“At this point, I’d gotten pretty far with an earlier version that was almost approved before going back to the drawing board. These images show how I work. I like to block out shapes and kind of ‘work on the manikin’.

“I had these sliding pectoral plates on this version that I was pretty proud of. I imagine they would roll over as Thanos would move his shoulders. I did a few sketches before blocking things in, ultimately changing directions to the final warrior version, but this was part of the journey.

“You can actually see quite a few elements in this design that made it to the final. It’s a very fun way to work, but not a lot of productions give you the opportunity to “find the design“ through modeling.”

 

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Love showing process! This was an earlier pass on warrior Thanos for avengers endgame and infinity war. At this point I’d gotten pretty far with an earlier version that was almost approved before going back to the drawing board. These images show how I work. I like to block out shapes and kind of “work on the manikin “ I had these sliding pectoral plates on this version that I was pretty proud of. I imagine they would roll over as Thanos would move his shoulders. I did a few sketches before blocking things in, ultimately changing directions to the final warrior version, but this was part of the journey. You can actually see quite a few elements in this design that made it to the final. It’s a very fun way to work, but not a lot of productions give you the opportunity to “find the design“ through modeling. #avengers #thanos #avengersendgame #avengersinfinitywar #avengersassemble #warriorthanos #childrenofthanos #blackorder #iaminevitable #zbrush #conceptart #hardsurface #costume #armor #mcu

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While Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe may have come to an end, and the threat of Thanos has now been defeated, there’s plenty more superhero content to look forward to as Phase 4 gets fully underway in 2021.

After several delays, Black Widow’s highly-anticipated is now expected to come out on May 7, 2021. Following that will be Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings on July 9, 2021. Then, we’ll be introduced to the latest superhero team in the MCU with Eternals, which is slated for November 5, 2021.

We’ll also hopefully get to see WandaVision hit Disney+ before the end of 2020. You can keep up to date with everything we know about the new series, including plot details, casting, and trailers, right here.

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The Mandalorian theory may uncover surprising new fate for Baby Yoda

Published: 25/Nov/2020 13:28

by Emma Soteriou

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A fan theory questions what will happen to Baby Yoda once he is united with Ahsoka Tano and whether that will mean the end of his adventures with The Mandalorian.

Over the first two seasons of The Mandalorian, fans have followed Din Djarin as he tried to find a home for The Child aka Baby Yoda, and reunite him with his people.

He’s still yet to succeed in this quest, but seems to be edging closer as we reach Chapter 13 of the show.

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Will Din Djarin leave The Child with Ahsoka Tano?

What will happen to Baby Yoda?

With so much of The Mandalorian heavily revolving around The Child – and him immediately becoming a fan-favorite among viewers – it begs the question of what will happen to him once his home is found.

One Reddit user (TheMediocreCritic), thinks they have worked out The Child’s fate, especially once he comes face-to-face with the famous Ahsoka Tano.

“Ahsoka will advise Mando to run and raise the child as his own lest it is used by others to fulfill misunderstood prophecies or for the designs of people who would use the child’s gifts for evil,” they said.

“[She] will subtly tell the story of her former master and how he was used by both religions of the force and manipulated because of his gifts until he was a twisted shadow of himself.”

With Tano no longer claiming to be a Jedi, she has a much more balanced perspective of the force, her previous experience – as seen in The Clone Wars and Rebel – showing how both sides can be just as dangerous.

This is what makes this theory so feasible and could easily be the direction the show decides to go in.

The clan of two could soon be back to one

If this weren’t enough, Din Djarin’s growing bond with Baby Yoda, becoming both a father figure and a clan of two, means it would inevitably be hard for him to leave The Child after so long.

However, some people in the comments are more hesitant to accept this theory, worrying that the show could lose direction and lead to there being nothing else to tell, aside from the adventures of Din Djarin and Baby Yoda.

This could be the case, but there’s potential for it to be made into a bigger arc, following Tano trying to train The Child throughout Season 3, before making this decision.

There is, of course, another huge storyline at work now, after Chapter 12’s revelations led to fans already theorizing that Moff Gideon could have a surprising secret and that the latest revelation could tie in with Snoke.

With more questions around Gideon’s experiments and the darksaber rising, there’s plenty of content that can still be covered in coming seasons of the show, while ensuring The Child is in the best place for the future, so fans won’t be disappointed.

New episodes of The Mandalorian are available to stream every Friday on Disney Plus.