Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War brought Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and their allies to the biggest challenge yet, as the Mad Titan Thanos (Josh Brolin) ventured throughout the universe to find all six Infinity Stones to snap half of all living creatures out of existence to “restore” the universe. As our heroes powered through, they also end up battling members of Thanos’ Black Order, one of which includes Ebony Maw (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor).
The final design for Ebony Maw is one of the most memorable character designs of the film. This is not only due to how well it adapts the likeness of Ebony Maw from the comics, but of course due to the fact that Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) compares his appearance to that of Squidward Tentacles from SpongeBob SquarePants or in the case of the French dub, Lord Voldemort from the Harry Potter series.
But before the final design for Ebony Maw ended up reflecting that of SpongeBob’s cynical neighbor, other designs were developed. Concept artist Jerad S. Marantz shared his own take on Ebony Maw, before Ryan Meinerding’s design was chosen:
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#ebonymaw #conceptart for #avengersinfinitywar. Only got to one fast pass on this guy but I had a lot of fun. @ryan_meinerding_art did the final design of the character an nocked it out of the park. #zbrush #creaturedesign #childrenofthanos #thanos #avengers4 #zbrush #keyshot #conceptart #mcu #marvelcinematicuniverse
One can certainly sense more of a Voldemort vibe from this design compared to the Squidward look from the official design chosen for the film.
Ebony Maw ends up getting sucked into space thanks to Tony Stark and Peter Parker (Tom Holland) pulling an Aliens (1986) on him. Either way, he only appeared in the first half of the film, but Ebony Maw will always be remembered as perhaps the most memorable member of the Black Order.
Here is a tentative synopsis for Avengers: Endgame:
A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame is expected to star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin and Chris Pratt.
Avengers: Endgame is scheduled to be released in theaters on April 26, 2019.
What We Learned About ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ At CCXP
Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios shared some brand new information on their highly-anticipated sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home. The film, which is the follow-up to 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming marks the return of Tom Holland as Peter Parker following the release of Avengers: Endgame and will also feature the cinematic debut of Mysterio, who is portrayed by Academy Award-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal.
Here are some of the things we have learned about Spider-Man: Far From Home following its presentation at the 2018 Comic Con Experience (CCXP) in Brazil. Click “Next” to find out.
1. Peter Parker & Michelle Will Be Involved Romantically
In Spider-Man: Homecoming, we saw Peter crushing on Liz Allan (Laura Harrier), who has since moved away from Queens, New York with her mother following the fallout of her father Adrian Toomes’ (Michael Keaton) crimes as the Vulture. With Liz now out of the picture, we have Michelle Jones (Zendaya) also known as “MJ” that Peter has his eyes on. In Homecoming, Michelle seemed to tow the line between cold and friendly to Peter, with hints that she was romantically interested in him the whole time.
Now, it looks like Peter and Michelle have since grown closer with one another following the events of Homecoming. Perhaps their romantic connection will play a significant role in Peter’s motivations in Far From Home.
2. Aunt May Supports Her Nephew As Spider-Man In Far From Home
Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) found out about her beloved nephew Peter’s secret at the end of Homecoming. Now that she’s aware that he continues his hero work as our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, she is also fully-supportive of him despite the fact that he continues to put himself in danger.
3. Happy Hogan & Aunt May Share A Romantic Affair
This one comes as a bit of a surprise. Based off of information from CCXP, it appears that Aunt May is romantically involved with none other than Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau). This certainly won’t be awkward for Peter.
4. Spider-Man & Mysterio Start Are Brought Together By Nick Fury
The narrative for Far From Home will begin with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) bringing Spider-Man and Quentin Blake/Mysterio together for a mission in which they must hunt down the Elementals. Mysterio has some knowledge about the Elementals and wants to defeat them to make the world safer.
The unlikely duo has been described to have a “brothers in arms” dynamic. What could possibly go wrong?
5. Spider-Man & Mysterio’s Relationship Is The Central Focus
During the presentation at CCXP, Gyllenhaal revealed that Far From Home will be a unique Spider-Man film due to the relationship between the beloved hero and Mysterio:
“The central point of the film is the relationship of Peter with Mysterio, which is a completely new dynamic. Tom Holland is the best Spider-Man. There’s no one more professional than him.”
Seeing Holland and Gyllenhaal acting alongside eachother will certainly be a highlight.