Set Construction Photos From THE AVENGERS Reveal Thanos's Throne And More

Duncan Crawford was a part of the set construction team that worked on Marvel's The Avengers, and he has revealed some great behind-the-scenes images of how some of the film's biggest set pieces were created, including Thanos's throne!

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By Josh Wilding - 5/20/2012
As well as constructing part of the Helicarrier, Duncan Crawford (who worked on Marvel's The Avengers as part of the set construction team) also contributed to the "promontory" set where Thor and Loki confront each other for the first time in the film and Thanos's throne. On that, he says, "When they told me who the set was for, my comic-nerd excitement was pushed completely over the edge. This set was proof that Whedon was going to give a very special nod to the hardcore comic fans. Thanos. When James, the Production Designer spoke that name, my spastic outburst left him shaking his head and commenting that he was going to have give me any further information on a drip-feed so my head wouldn't explode." I think we can all relate to THAT! Here are a selection of photos from Duncan's blog, but be sure to click on the link below to view even more.











STARRING:

Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Ramanoff/Black Widow
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson
Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill
Tom Hiddleston as Loki

RELEASE DATE: April 26th, 2012. (UK) May 4th, 2012. (US)


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Ghostfire - 5/20/2012, 5:06 PM
I want that throne!
skidz - 5/20/2012, 5:16 PM
@Consultant: For me it gives me an idea of how much care and effort went to making this movie authentic. Like watching a great comic artist doing a sketch before other people ink and color each panel. But that's just me.
skidz - 5/20/2012, 5:19 PM
They should've had somebody standing next to the throne so we could get a sense of the size scale.
SmellofDuty - 5/20/2012, 5:22 PM
Great set pieces. Thanos is a definite favorite of mine.
superotherside - 5/20/2012, 5:23 PM
Wow. Awesome. :D Wish they'd reveal some concept art for him. I would love to see what they've come up with. :)
octobersfade - 5/20/2012, 5:31 PM
Love the behind the scenes, gives you an idea of what goes in to making films and the amount of work it takes.
R888 - 5/20/2012, 5:37 PM
Bring on thanos for thor 2
macfint - 5/20/2012, 5:38 PM
amazing environment for Thanos and his bro's. A comic vision brought to life. I can't remember anything like this in film before...then again I am high. Best superhero flick ever. Joss owned it.
ManofSteel22 - 5/20/2012, 5:41 PM
I love the behind the scenes stuff,because the bits you think that are in cgi just because it looks so good when actually it was all made by hand is incredible
Hardfelt - 5/20/2012, 5:43 PM
@octobersfade - I couldn't agree more. I varocaiously watch all of the behiond the scenes extras. Check the LOTR extras - just amazing seeing the relisation of an idea .
JDUKE25 - 5/20/2012, 5:55 PM
Pretty cool pics.


@Ironman53 happy b-day man.
DoomXfactor - 5/20/2012, 5:55 PM
Maybe Thor gets his ass kicked by Thanos at the end of Thor 2 and then the Avengers get revenge in the next movie
DoomXfactor - 5/20/2012, 5:56 PM
@Ironman53- HAPPY B-DAY MAN!!!
Banner - 5/20/2012, 5:59 PM
awesome set right there...I hope when a JLA movie came out they would bring Darkseid as the main villain in the movie, he's Thanos in the Marvel universe. lol
Fogs - 5/20/2012, 6:12 PM
@IM53 - happy b-day brother!!!

Also, I love behind the scenes stuff. And audio comments, those are great too.
CaptainObvious - 5/20/2012, 6:15 PM
@Ironman53- Here's your present:
JDUKE25 - 5/20/2012, 6:17 PM
^^^^That would scar me for life if I was a kid and saw that.
WOLVERINEDECADE - 5/20/2012, 6:20 PM
@IronMan53

Happy bdy man!!! hope you'll have the whole day for urself!!!
IDKwhatToChoose - 5/20/2012, 6:24 PM
LMAO ROFL CaptainObvious that video is disturbing on so many levels haha why was Iron Man shaking his booty at little kids rofl I would have swore off comics, cartoons, and anything related to those heroes. Still laughing
marvel72 - 5/20/2012, 6:25 PM
@ ironman53

happy birthday mate,don't get too drunk or stoned.
TheSinisterDrMovie - 5/20/2012, 6:29 PM
Love seeing this stuff! since I'm a filmmaker myself, I'll know what I'm in for if I ever get a shot a something good.
IDKwhatToChoose - 5/20/2012, 6:32 PM
And yea IronMan53 happy birthday amd get really drunk or stoned it's the only day you can get away with being a drunken fool... Which is why I say it's my birthday everytime I go drinking lol
Unas - 5/20/2012, 6:34 PM
Looks great!
marvel72 - 5/20/2012, 6:41 PM
really can't wait until i see thanos in all his glory for the first time in a movie.

could be up there as the greatest comic book movie villain ever!
GiantNerd0720 - 5/20/2012, 7:17 PM
@lizard She's definitely got the do me eyes.
marvel72 - 5/20/2012, 7:34 PM
@ GiantNerd0720

yeah i've seen it,nice picture.

@ bagadoosh

i love that image.
Wildaniel - 5/20/2012, 7:37 PM
COOL!
ThePowerCosmic - 5/20/2012, 7:46 PM
I agree Thanos would clean up the comic book avengers no problem, but in movies everybody's powers and strength have to be brought down a bit or else you would have the avengers fighting Thanos for the next 5 Avengers movies!

In a comic book it is ok to stretch out a battle for 20 issues or a crossover but you cant do that for a movie especially when Marvel can't use many of their characters in film.

People were so mad when Thor killed the Destroyer in the film, but do you really want Thor fighting the Destroyer for the next 3 films? Things have to move quicker in film.

Although if we were going to have a villain for 5 films I would want it to be Thanos! So glad Whedon decided to go with Thanos!


ThePowerCosmic - 5/20/2012, 7:53 PM
I really wish Marvel could get back The silver surfer and do an origin film featuring Galactus. Surfer would be a great help against Thanos and they have a lot of history together!

C'mon Fox, you suck at making Marvel films, give them back!
REDSTORM - 5/20/2012, 8:29 PM
That's alot how my throne looks, except it's white and porcelain.
GiantNerd0720 - 5/20/2012, 8:36 PM
This is not a site for fan art I learned. :)
Dracudelisho - 5/20/2012, 8:50 PM
that throne is epic
Ghostfire - 5/20/2012, 9:09 PM
@IM53
Happy Bday, bud! It might not be your b-day in NYC anymore, but west coast time it still is. So with that said, I shall drink one in your honor!
JakeMurdock89 - 5/20/2012, 9:28 PM
Silver surfer is my favorite comic book character n i hated the way he was done in the ff movie, fox owns the rights to ff so i think marvel studios could use or reboot the surfer on film just without mentioning the ff right?
SageMode - 5/20/2012, 9:42 PM
THANOS is one badass mofo. Him conquering the entire universe multiple times proves that.

They should hold out of making Thanos the main villain until part 3, bring all the heroes introduced into the MCU up to that point for an INFINITY GAUNTLET plotline. That would be a movie I'd probably go blind seeing onscreen.
DarkDefender - 5/20/2012, 9:57 PM
MY six year old boy thought this was so awesome. We just looked at each other in a cheesy moment with a gasp and epic stare.....THANOS!
QuietStorm - 5/20/2012, 10:02 PM
@Intruder Can I get a issue name & number on those pics please?
EditNinja - 5/20/2012, 10:09 PM
Thanos' Throne
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 5/20/2012, 10:48 PM
IM53 - Hey, dude! Hope it's not too late to say Happy Birthday to you! Hope you had a good one, man. Thanks for being a great pal! Cheers, 53!! Cheers!!! :D

Stay EPIC, my friends!
R888 - 5/20/2012, 10:56 PM
Ironman53 happy birthday mate
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