It’s been over 4 years since The Mad Titan known as Thanos first made his cinematic debut in a brief post credit scene in “The Avengers”.

Although we’ve heard a lot about this villain, we haven’t had the chance to see him in action all that much. But that’s all about to change with “Infinity War”. Now thanks to the folks at Ironhead Studios, the people responsible for all sorts of things for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we finally have a more realistic look at Thanos.

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Source: Andy Signore

The new image above features the frontal profile of the big baddie wearing his classic golden armour with a menacing look on his face. What’s more impressive, as Ryan Scott points out, is that the iconic villain appears “to be based a lot more in the practical effects realm, as opposed to being almost entirely CGI, and the results are very compelling”.


Thanos was originally brought to life by actor Damion Poitier with a blend of CGI and practical makeup effects, while his next outing was fully CGI with actor Josh Brolin providing his voice and motion-capture performance. This was probably why the character look a little cartoony and less imposing in “Guardians of the Galaxy”.

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Source: Cinefilos

Judging from the side by side comparison, the new appearance certainly gives the super-villain a much more menacing look. Be patient peeps, we’ll get to see Brolin’s Thanos in all his glory when he towers over the majority of Earth’s mightiest heroes when “Avengers: Infinity War” drops in 2018.

To check out the full list of Marvel future films’ release dates, head on over here.

Sources: Movie Web, Comic Book Movie.

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