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If you picked up Disney's 'The Avengers' this week on Blu-ray (and if you haven't, shame on you and you should go do that right now), you may have noticed that the film comes with a downloadable app for what they've dubbed the 'Avengers Initiative: Marvel Second Screen Experience'. The app plays along with the film on your phone or tablet, offering bonus footage, concept art and additional information on scenes and characters. However, during the mid-credits sequence when the secret villain Thanos is finally revealed (possibly setting up his appearance in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' or 'Avengers 2'), the app features previously unseen concept art from the production, including a better look at his face and costume. Enjoy!
It looks like once again Marvel has managed to take the cosmic character's classic look and silhouette and bring it into their film universe with a definitely unique sci-fi bent that is indicative of costume designer Alexandra Byrne (who created the costumes for both 'Thor' and 'The Avengers'). While they will almost assuredly modify the design slightly for his role in upcoming Marvel films, this gives us a good idea of where they're starting from. Also, am I the only one who takes one look at that dour expression on his face in the first picture and automatically thinks Ron Perlman would be perfect for this?