Closeup Look At Thanos In THE AVENGERS; BTS Videos Showcase Previs & Fight Choreography

In addition to a closeup on the prosthetics that make up Thanos, more behind-the-scenes videos from The Avengers second screen app have revealed previs scenes & fight choreography!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 9/26/2012
Now that Marvel's The Avengers superhero extravaganza is available on Blu-ray and DVD, fans are using the Avengers Initiative: Marvel Second Screen Experience app to access exclusive content. While a ton of Loki-centric material was posted earlier, brief videos showcasing fighting choreography and previs action scenes have surfaced. And in addition, there's concept art and a closeup on the The Avengers mid-credits surprise, Thanos.














For even more behind-the-scenes clips, check out Anodyne1990's Youtube channel!


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Originator2000 - 9/26/2012, 5:48 PM
Thanos looks meh. I hope they upgrade his appearance for GotG.
marvel72 - 9/26/2012, 5:50 PM
i've decided i'm buying the avengers again on u.s import,f*ck you disney for not giving the uk extra's.
AshleyWilliams - 9/26/2012, 6:09 PM
They made Thanos' suit look bad ass.

Miracle workers they got over there at Marvel. Mmmmm
MisterMagurlypse - 9/26/2012, 6:16 PM
This.....is......AWESOME!!!! I downloaded the app to my iPod, but I havent got to use it together with the movie yet. Thanos is going to be the next Darth Vader!! I can't fricking wait for GOTG!!
santoanderson - 9/26/2012, 6:18 PM
Definitely looks like they got the same guy who designed Thor's armor to design Thanos'. They'll probably redesign the majority of Thanos when they get a more recognizable actor to play him, though.
HULK2099 - 9/26/2012, 6:18 PM
So fracking awesome !!!
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 9/26/2012, 6:18 PM
O__O.......Me likey.

StarkAnthony - 9/26/2012, 6:20 PM
I think that Thanos looks good, but he needs to be a bit bulkier
campblood - 9/26/2012, 6:21 PM
i didn't like the shield cap was using in that first vid
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 9/26/2012, 6:21 PM
Thanos, man, is great looking. I am DEFINITELY looking forward to seeing Thanos in Gaurdians of the Galaxy and future MCU films. His face in the 1st pic is pretty [frick]ing scary. Especially the eyes, man.
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 9/26/2012, 6:27 PM
I agree with @yoss, here. The vid that showcased the fight sequences between Iron-Man, Captain America, and Thor would've been cool if they added that in The Avengers. Still, I enjoyed/loved the film. :)
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 9/26/2012, 6:30 PM
The first pic looks awesome! Took bad he looked like shit in the movie.
jimpinto24 - 9/26/2012, 6:30 PM
The pics of Thanos are sick! Everytime I see the Mad Titan, I get goosebumps.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 9/26/2012, 6:30 PM
Too bad
caveman - 9/26/2012, 6:31 PM
Thanos looks great!
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 9/26/2012, 6:31 PM
Also, I love that they gave Thanos an armor attire, not cloth material. All in all, a great design for Thanos.


Bad@$$. :)
Bigred20 - 9/26/2012, 6:31 PM
I have to admit I'm not too excited about guardians
I mean a talking raccoon and a talking tree?
Not something I thought would ever be considered for a film
But I can't wait to see Thanos tearing shit up in a big motion picture
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 9/26/2012, 6:36 PM
@Jon - Hear, hear, bro. Fantastic designs from brilliant minds. Thank you again, people at Marvel.

superman7 - 9/26/2012, 6:37 PM
Why did they make him look like he was a cross dresser posing in his new dress in that first full body photo
SageMode - 9/26/2012, 6:44 PM
Straight badass. I cant wait to see Thanos full fledged in the future installments.
MrRogers - 9/26/2012, 6:55 PM
I would have loved to see that fight in live action I feel like cap got kinda shafted in the fight between the big 3
StSharp - 9/26/2012, 7:12 PM
Badass! I kinda like that they made the chin part look a bit like a beard...very creative take I say!
Mego - 9/26/2012, 7:13 PM
Thanos may be powerful but he's always been a weak badguy. His colors are a bit wacky and he looks somewhat silly for a Marvel villain.
Marvel can use whom they want but Thanos sucks.
aztecRaingod - 9/26/2012, 7:18 PM
Looks pretty damn good, but he looks too old.

They should have gone with this look for the movie, not the baby-blue eyed thing they went with. Whatever.
lokibane2012 - 9/26/2012, 7:23 PM
the Cap & Iron Man vs Thor fight is better here. Why'd they cut it down? The "You want me to put the hammer down?" line was lame anyways.
TheAbomination - 9/26/2012, 7:24 PM
The Mad Titan, bitch! Hopefully, he'll get an upgrade in GotG cause he looked a little puny in the Avengers.
superpooper - 9/26/2012, 7:25 PM
Thanos looks awesome. Watched the movie for the second time last night at home, and I was able to be a bit more critical of it. First time I saw it I was caught up in the moment and was honestly blown away...but...after watching it at home in HD (which to me makes things look too sterile and...um...shitty I guess) I was a little less impressed with some of the sets. In particular, the opening scene in space seemed almost a little too "television" as opposed to "cinema", as did all of the following space scenes. I dunno. Guess I'm hoping that in the next movie Joss picks up on that and makes the sets look less like "sets" maybe? Don't get me wrong, I love this movie and I'm totally rooting for this to be the most successful franchise ever, but I would be remiss if I didn't voice my criticisms toward this one as I do with any other cbm I care about. A little less "Buffy" maybe, because I can still kind of smell "Buffy" on this one and I hate "Buffy". Sorry had to say it.
bbarber2323 - 9/26/2012, 7:26 PM
@Bigred20...,im right there with you. The talking racoon just seems beyond stupid. The tree too. Wish they woulda done Thunderbolts, Dark Avengerd,etc. Adding these guys to an Avengers movie is something i dont want to see...
ThePowerCosmic - 9/26/2012, 7:30 PM
I think Thanos looks freaking perfect! And I have been a huge Thanos fan from the beginning! I think he looks better in these images than he did in the film. I am sure they will spend more time on him once he fully appears!

The Design team at Marvel is AMAZING!
superotherside - 9/26/2012, 7:33 PM
Thanos design is great. I really liked all the fights they did as well. They really worked hard on this. Wish that Thor and Cap had of fought a bit more like in the CG render, but still it was great the way it was.
Cartoon22 - 9/26/2012, 7:37 PM
god even that second video of cap thor and iron man fighting in the woods shows captain america with the mask,cowl mask !!!! it looks so much better than the dumb helmet they went with and they also would of gone a better route with the helmet from the first avenger!.... anyways thanos looks cool but hopefully the make his costume better/more comic accurate
HavocPrime - 9/26/2012, 7:39 PM
BRING ON THANOS MARVEL, MY BODY IS READY!!
Cartoon22 - 9/26/2012, 7:39 PM
@superotherside i agree that video shows of more of caps skills and agility would of been nice to see that in film
DrainBamage - 9/26/2012, 7:49 PM
I gotta admit, I love this second screen stuff. We downloaded it onto our Kindle Fire and our Galaxy S2's.

The tablet stuff brings up extras and behind the scenes cuts while the movie plays. Haven't seen how it interacts with our phones yet, but if it's the same set up as SWATH (where it basically just turns your phone into a remote) then we'll just stick to the Fire.
NostalgicYouth - 9/26/2012, 7:50 PM
Er mer gawd.... the Mad Titan!!
smgmayhem - 9/26/2012, 7:55 PM
I can't take all these little trolls hating on Guardians, boo friggin hoo a talking tree and raccoon. How is it not movie worthy? So Lord of the Rings can have elves, a forest army, and Hobbits but when Marvel decides to go fantasy every body b***hes about it. For the love of god it's based on a comic line, and Marvel knows the formula. Like every other nit pick these trolls will talk crap up until the premier and then " oh yeah it's the best movie ever" just shut up and enjoy.
Fogs - 9/26/2012, 8:06 PM
Holy crap that's awesome! Look at the armor! And the badas mofo face and eyes! Holy shit GoTG will be soooo good! Can't wait to see what they're gonna bring to expand even more the MCU.
RamonSuarez - 9/26/2012, 8:19 PM
@smgmayhem

Agreed. Most of them lack the imagination to see how epic the film can be.

Maximus101 - 9/26/2012, 8:20 PM
Meh
Fogs - 9/26/2012, 8:32 PM
@maximus - meh my balls.

Did you guys notice on the 2nd pic his left glove seems to be lighter than the left? That's the impression I had when zooming in.
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