Warning: Spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War ahead.
Avengers: Infinity War director Joe Russo himself has already said it: “This is [Thanos]’ movie.”
A statement which only accentuates the ominous feeling of dread surrounding the Mad Titan (played via performance capture by Josh Brolin), who can be seen in this recently released image from Entertainment Weekly, fist reared and with an interesting celestial body in the background:
Impressive, no doubt. But if you thought that glowing moon/rocky body was just there to sit pretty in the background, you might want to take a look at the following, coinciding clip — which reveals what might be the most powerful attack we’ve seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe thus far:
Tossing moons around must be how Thanos got so swole. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige explains more about the complexity of Thanos’ character in his recent behind-the-scenes with Entertainment Weekly:
“He’s from a planet called Titan that’s no longer inhabited because of things that he thought he could help prevent, and he was not allowed to do that,” Feige says.
“What he feared most happened, and the planet and everybody on it basically went extinct. He vowed not to let that happen again. He thinks he sees the universe going down the tubes. He thinks he sees life expanding outward unchecked. That will bring ruin, he believes, to the universe and to that life.”
Even more pumped to see Earth’s Mightiest Heroes take on Thanos now? Will Thanos’ moon-toss attack be the most impressive feat of power we see in the Marvel Cinematic Universe or is it only the tip of the iceberg (once Thanos acquires more Infinity Stones?) Sound off in the comments.
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