New concept art from Avengers: Infinity War reveals an alternate look at Thanos’ child Proxima Midnight.
One of the coolest parts of Avengers: Infinity War was seeing Thanos’ children, including the terrifying Proxima Midnight played by Carrie Coon. Ever since Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame made their debut on home video, some of the creatives behind the films have been showcasing some of the early designs and alternate looks that we might have seen on the big screen.
Ryan Meinerding, Marvel Studios’ Head of Visual Development, recently took to Instagram to share a brand new alternate look at Proxima Midnight. The alternate look for Proxima Midnight is slightly different than what we saw in Avengers: Infinity War as the art doesn’t really take into account the shape of the actress’ head. You can take a look at the alternate design of Proxima Midnight in Avengers: Infinity War below. Be sure to swipe right to get another side-look at Proxima Midnight.
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Proxima Midnight Head design! This was a big collaboration between a lot of talented artists. @jsmarantz had done the initial design, @wes_burt did a newer head design that was headed in a direction the producers and directors liked. Then I was sculpting along with @adamwross to get these images. Her face didn’t follow this direction in the film, but this is the final look we turned in for her.
As the description states, the look for Proxima Midnight went through several changes, something that is often the case for any CGI/makeup characters. When you take a look at the Proxima Midnight design we got in Avengers: Infinity War, you’ll notice that the red spots shown above didn’t appear in the final film. In the concept art, Proxima Midnight’s skin is faintly purple, likely to signal her relation to Thanos but in Avengers: Infinity War, it’s on the lighter blue side, mimicking the color of her hair. Also, in Infinity War, Proxima Midnight has a blue streak below her lips.
All in all, both designs have their pros and cons, but it just goes to show how the simplest of details have the largest of conversations and redesigns when you’re working on a film as big as Avengers: Infinity War. In the end, Proxima Midnight got the look that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and co. thought best represented her, which should be enough to keep fans pleased.
What are your thoughts on this alternate look for Proxima Midnight in Avengers: Infinity War? Let us know in the comments!
Here is the official synopsis for Avengers: Infinity War:
As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
Avengers: Infinity War is now available to own on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.
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New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".
"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.
These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.
You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".
Here is the official synopsis for season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.
Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe