If you’ve kept up with the concept art that’s appeared online and that awesome first trailer, you’ll have seen that Thanos has a pretty different look in Avengers: Infinity War. When we previously saw Josh Brolin’s Mad Titan in the likes of Avengers: Age of Ultron and Guardians of the Galaxy, he was sporting his very comic book accurate blue and gold armor and helmet. Infinity War, however, will see a stripped-back version of the powerful purple warlord.
Speaking to IGN during this past summer’s San Diego Comic-Con, the film’s co-director Joe Russo explained the thinking behind removing Thanos’ armour and why the character decides to take on the Avengers in such a “casual” way:
“[Thanos] has a more casual approach in this film, and it’s very philosophical for him. It’s part of his character definition. It’s a spiritual journey for him to collect the Stones, and one with which he doesn’t need armor. Once he starts acquiring the Stones, he doesn’t need armor in the same way he did when he was a war lord. It’s a very symbolic costume.”
So, it would seem that the big bad won’t be suited up when we see him in Infinity War. Or will he? Thanks to Brazil’s Comic Con Experience 2017, we now have a photo of what would appear to be Thanos’ helmet from the movie being shown off at a display for the upcoming superhero extravaganza. Which, of course, implies that we’ll see Brolin’s character in the head gear come May.
Check it out in the gallery down below, along with some concept art, and see what you think:
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Having Thanos’ ego be so great that he believes he doesn’t need his armour when he has possession of the Infinity Stones is a neat idea, and it goes some way to presenting him as a massively powerful and confident foe for
Earth’s the Galaxy’s Mightiest Heroes. It is a big change from the comics, though, in which Thanos is always decked out in his signature armor, so it’ll be interesting to see if he does indeed put on his helmet at some point.
One way or another, we’ll find out soon enough, as after 10 years and 17 films’ worth of build-up – Black Panther notwithstanding – Avengers: Infinity War is prepped and ready to deliver a huge climax on May 3rd, 2018. Select international countries, including the United Kingdom, will welcome Marvel’s sequel a little early, which only highlights the continuing importance of the overseas box office.