So let’s be honest. Among Earth’s Μightiest Ηeroes, who has the real chance of posing a threat against Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War? The kid who climbs up the walls? The guy in an iron suit or the god with the magic hammer? How about the Sorcerer Supreme? Well, yes, of the heroes and Avengers, Doctor Strange would probably have better odds than most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s heroes against Thanos, even though Doctor Strange ended up as one of Thanos’ victims by the end of Infinity War.
With that said, let’s get into some concept art since one of the more interesting things about films, especially these comic adaptations, is seeing how things looked at the conceptual stage. Today’s piece comes from Anthony Francisco, a senior visual design artist at Marvel Studios who also worked on Black Panther as well. Yesterday, Francisco took to his Instagram page to share some concept art of Thanos in intense combat with Stephen Strange in Infinity War.
The idea was that, at this point, Thanos would have obtained or acquired four or five of the Infinity Stones, so you have to make a battle against Doctor Strange of all people look incredible. Among the abilities in Thanos’ arsenal at this point in Infinity War, he would have been able to manipulate gas from a nearby star or pull lava from the center of a planet, as is the case in the concept art. But have a look for yourself at the art below at what Francisco had in mind for the Mad Titan taking on the Sorcerer Supreme.
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THANOS! Fighting Doctor Strange on Titan. I helped with concepting some ideas for their battle. This was one of my suggestions. My description was … Thanos has 4 or 5 of the infinity stones , how would a battle with Dr Strange look like… and make sure it looks epic and something you havent seen before 🙂 ! Manipulating gas from a nearby star or pulling lava from the center of a planet was what I was trying out. I also transported comets and rocks from a nearby moon or planet to rain down on Strange (i will post that next) Keyframe moments like these are really fun to do, specially fulfilling when you can see how it helped in the final result in the film! Have a great #friday everyone ! – – – – – – – #mcu #conceptart #artwork #art #pannify #thanos #AvengersInfinityWar #drstrange #avengers #illustration #keyframedesign #shotdesign #epicbattle
Indeed it does look impressive, but again, this is all merely concept art, though we did still see Doctor Strange hold his own against Thanos in the finished product. At least, again, until he was snapped out of existence. But what do you think of the concept art shown? Would you have wanted to see something similar showcased in Infinity War itself or are you satisfied with how Doctor Strange took on Thanos? And more than that, given the ending of the film, how do you hope to see Strange utilized in Avengers: Untitled? Let us know in the comments below.
Avengers: Infinity War is currently available on Digital HD, 4K, Blu-Ray, and DVD.
Thanos’ Outriders Resemble Venom In New ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Concept Art
New Avengers: Infinity War concept art reveals early designs for Thanos' Outriders and the horrifying creatures bear a striking resemblance to Venom.
During the battle of Wakanda, Thanos' underlings unleashed an army of the Outriders on Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Though the creatures were terrifying enough in the final version of the film, early concept art reveals that the Outriders initially resemble the Spider-Man villain turned anti-hero named Venom. According to Avengers: Infinity War concept artists, creating a design for Thanos' army that wouldn't be compared to Venom proved to be a challenge.
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Thanos will return in the untitled sequel to Infinity War.
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 4 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 4 is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 3, 2019.