Thanos snapped his fingers and reduced the Avengers to dust at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. But not without a reason.
The ending of Avengers: Infinity War left many Marvel fans in shock – one by one, their favourite heroes were reduced to dust, literally, after the villainous Thanos came through on his promise and ‘killed’ half the universe’s population with a snap of his fingers. MCU fans are still yet to come back to sense from Trauma Infinity War causing the biggest stir in their minds.
The (Inside) Story So Far
VFX Supervisor Dan DeLeeuw said that the story rooted around the dust effect. “The Power Stone blipped them out of existence.” A carefully taken decision considering how each Infinity Stone could cause death, and what that death could look like.
“Our concept art combined all those things, and it got too busy,” he said. “It became too complicated. It was stepping on what the actors were doing. So it became ‘body turns to ash.’ We peeled away all those layers and focused on that one [Power Stone], deciding how quickly it would consume someone, what pattern it would consume them.”
“If we say goodbye to some characters, we will say it permanently, here’s the thing, I think it’s important to remember anything is possible in the MCU. Just because there’s a sequel on the books doesn’t mean… people become accustomed to time moving linearly in the MCU. That doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. There’s a lot of very inventive ways of where the story can go from here.”
Infinity War has made more than $2 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing Marvel movie ever. Avengers 4, billed as a significant conclusion to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) , will arrive in May, 2019.
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Whats In Store For Thanos?
At the end of Infinity War, the villainous Thanos snapped his fingers and eviscerated half the universe’s population. Set photos of the fourth Avengers film suggest that remaining heroes travel back in time to Battle of New York. This would be the ‘turning point’ mentioned in the synopsis. Doctor Strange’s revelation that there’s only one conclusion out of 14 billion possibilities in which the Avengers win. The synopsis also reaffirms the involvement of the Reality Stone.
Avengers 4 will reunite a galaxy of its original stars. Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth will challenge Thanos once and for all. Disney chief Bob Iger recently said that the film will be a ‘significant conclusion’ to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It will also serve as a passing on of the baton to a younger set of heroes for the future.
Written by: Aimy