A newly-released VFX breakdown from Avengers: Infinity War reveals what Ebony Maw looked like before all of the movie magic was complete.
Nowadays, the process of bringing CGI characters to the big screen has become so effective that we often forget about the human behind the animation. Actor Tom Vaughan-Lawlor had to don one of those iconic motion capture suits to bring the Black Order member to the big screen. Take a look at the VFX breakdown below, featuring Maw facing off against a captive Doctor Strange.
Out of all of the Black Order members, Maw was certainly the one who got the most lines and the most close-ups, meaning that his character, in particular, had to be just as believable as Thanos himself. It seems that all of that hard work was put to good use because Maw was one of Avengers: Infinity War‘s stand-out characters in a film that’s filled to the brim with icons and stars. Sadly, Maw saw his demise after being sucked out of his Q-ship on his way to Titan. That being said, anything can happen in the world of comic books so it’s entirely possible that Marvel could figure out some way to bring him back years down the line, much like they did with Red Skull.
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An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Infinity War stars 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, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Danai Gurira, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, and Chris Pratt.
Avengers: Infinity War is now playing in theaters!
10 Marvel & DC Villains Who Can Take Down Thanos
Thanos may have just taken down some of Marvel’s finest superheroes in Avengers: Infinity War, but he’s not the deadliest villain in comics. Both DC and Marvel are full of characters who are more powerful than the Mad Titan.
Admittedly, whenever Thanos is in possession of all six infinity stones he is the most powerful being in the universe, but anyone can harness that power if they successfully gather all the necessary components. If anything, Thanos is just incredibly patient and willing to wait to achieve his goals, a trait not many supervillains in DC or Marvel have. With the gauntlet, Thanos is essentially an immortal God who can snap his fingers and turn entire worlds to dust, but without it he’s just another villain who wants to rule the universe. He’s clearly a strong and terrifying guy, but if he were to face any of these villains without his Gauntlet, Thanos would be in big trouble.
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