Breakdown video of the VFX behind Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy


Luma Pictures is one of the effects houses that worked on the highly successful Guardians of the Galaxy, where the mad titan played his longest appearance to date in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was also the first on screen portrayal of Josh Brolin as the infamous Marvel villain. Luma Pictures worked directly with Brolin in order to bring the galactic tyrant to life.

“Loic Zimmermann our concept designer took the most prevalent features of Josh that we thought would stand out the most and put them into who the character is underneath. He began blending those elements. We’ve taken Josh’s eyes, some of his cheek, how his muscles move when he talks and blended that into his caricature. Thanos has this incredibly large jaw and deep grooves that run throughout his face which needed to be carefully planned out with the movement of his face.”

Fans can expect to see more from Thanos in the upcoming films, especially Avengers: Infinity War. You can check out the behind-the-scenes video below.

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