While we've now seen Thanos on screen multiple times in Marvel movies, we will finally get to see him fleshed out in a big way in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War. That means that actor Josh Brolin has a long road ahead of him, embodying the purple Mad Titan during his quest for godlike power. Fortunately, a new behind-the-scenes photos from the blockbuster's rehearsals reveal that he seems to be getting pretty comfortable in his performance capture pajamas.
Directors Joe and Anthony Russo are currently down in Atlanta, Georgia prepping for the massive production schedule ahead of them for The Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4, and as a way of keeping fans connected to the process, they've posted this brand new photo on their official Facebook page. There's not exactly a whole lot to see, with the stage being worked on consisting of nothing more than a few platforms -- but it certainly is nice to see that Brolin is fully embracing his first motion capture character and already getting used to his special purple get-up months before the start of production (does anyone else love the fact that they made the pajamas purple?)
For those who haven't been keeping up with the comic book movie world, Thanos is a powerful alien warlord living in the cosmos of the Marvel Universe. In the comics, his obsession with the physical manifestation of Death drives him to try and attain the god-like powers given to anyone who can collect all six of the Infinity Stones (the Space stone, the Time stone, the Soul stone, the Mind stone, the Reality Stone and the Power stone) in the Infinity Gauntlet. The Avengers: Infinity War will presumably find Thanos achieving this goal, leaving Earth's Mightiest Heroes no recourse but to try and take the Gauntlet away.
Although The Avengers: Infinity War isn't coming out until May 2018, the folks at Marvel Studios are wasting no time making sure that everything is 100% ready for the ridiculously massive production -- which promises to include practically every living character currently existing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Cameras won't officially start rolling until early 2017, but the months leading up to then will find the members of the cast and crew hard at work making sure that everything is ready for one of the biggest blockbusters of all time.
Hopefully Joe and Anthony Russo will continue to be active on social media over the course of making The Avengers: Infinity War. If they do, you can be certain that you'll find all of the most interesting bits here on Cinema Blend.