The Infinity War is about to begin. Before cameras officially role on Joe and Anthony Russo’s Avengers: Infinity War, the Marvel movie directors shared a new behind-the-scenes look at Josh Brolin rehearsing his role as the villain Thanos.
After the character popped up in the mid-credits scene for the first Avengers, Brolin brought him to life via motion capture for Guardians of the Galaxy and the credits scene for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Now he’s back in that dotted-up suit for Infinity War. While plot details are still under wraps, the film takes its name from the comics storyline that sees the Avengers gathering their forces to battle the Mad Titan, armed with the Infinity Stones and the Infinity Gauntlet.
Vin Diesel, who voices Groot, confirmed the Guardians of the Galaxy will join the Avengers for this fight, which is set to hit theaters on May 4, 2018. Before then, we’ll also see new films for Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, and Black Panther, while Brie Larson was recently cast as Captain Marvel.
See the new image, posted to Facebook, below.
All roads in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been leading to this showdown: the first Infinity Stone was the Tesseract in Captain America: The First Avenger, and we’ve since been introduced to the Aether in Thor: The Dark World, the Mind Stone in the two Avengers movies, and the Orb in Guardians of the Galaxy. That leaves two left to be unearthed before the battle wages in theaters.
Marvel initially announced Avengers: Infinity War as a two-part film, but the studio has since renamed Part 2 (set for theaters on May 3, 2019) to a title that will be revealed at a later time.