San Diego Comic Con last weekend gave us our best look yet at upcoming Avengers: Infinity War villain, Thanos. While we have seen him before, briefly in the Avengers end credit scene and again in the first Guardians of the Galaxy, Comic Con gave fans an up close look at the mad titan.
Fans got an up close look at Thanos in the statue that revieled of him and the Black Order, as well as on the Infinity War concept art poster as well as the footage for the film that was shown during the Marvel panel. One thing that was noticably absent from the previous times we have gotten a look at him was his armour. Avengers: Infinity War co-director Joe Russo recently told IGN which Thanos won’t be donning his armour for the film.
“[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.”
It’s a pretty straight forward reason as to why he won’t be wearing his armour and it makes sense. Thanos is setting out to find his truly calling so to speak while he is searching for the stones. He is the mad titan, a destructive force in his own right, but with the stones, he can be truly unstoppable. There is technically no need for his armour if he assembles all the stones, as it would be impossible to stop him when he weilds the power of reality, time, space, the soul, mind and power itself, so the armour would be a waste.
Avengers: Infinity War as described by Marvel Studios is the culmination of everything in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Iron Man in 2008. The movie is currently filming now under directors Anthony and Joe Russo, from a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
The cast includes Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bethany, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Pom Klementieff, and Josh Brolin as the villain Thanos.
Avengers: Infinity War hits cinemas on May 4, 2018.