Avengers: Infinity War – Here’s How Doctor Strange vs Ebony Maw was Created

Avengers: Infinity War brought so many aspects into the mix and we were really mesmerized by the epicness of this massive crossover finale event. It was surely one of the two big movies that are supposed to end the 3rd Phase of the MCU, but it did stand as a solo movie even though there is a lot left to be unravelled in the direct sequel to it. There were so many characters in this event that no one could have imagined a movie of this massive scale to happen around a decade ago. Marvel grew very slowly for the first two phases, and in Phase 3, it opened up so many new areas of the shared Universe introducing us to dozens of characters all at once. 

From the likes of MCU veterans like Iron Man, Captain America and Thor to the new heroes like Doctor Strange, Spider-Man and Black Panther, all had their moments to shine. Not just the heroes, but the movie was not even short on the villains. Apart from the big purple guy, we were introduced to 4 more of his children which formed the Black Order. Ebony Maw, Cull Obsidion, Proxima Midnight and Corvus Glaive were sent by Thanos to retrieve the Infinity Stones from Earth.

While Cull Obsidion, Corvus Glaive and Proxima Midnight fought the big battle at Wakanda, Ebony Maw had more of a beef against the team of Doctor Strange and Iron Man. Maw was actually the most successful among the Black Order as he actually managed to capture a stone keeper with Doctor Strange. He was surely the most powerful member of the Black Order and would have got the Time Stone from Doctor Strange if Spider-Man would not have watched many movies, as just like Alien, he was thrown out in space.

Now that Avengers: Infinity War is out in BluRay, we are getting many of the bonus features from the film which give us a behind the scenes look at the making of the movie. While we have seen a lot by now, yet another VFX video has made it to the net and now you can see the making of the epic battle between Doctor Strange and Ebony Maw. Have a look:

Infinity War had the most amount of production budget involved. Just the production of the movie cost Disney / Marvel around $300-400 Million and the Marketing of the movie would have almost doubled that. But since the movie made a huge number, the studios enjoyed more than $1.3 Billion in pure profit! The reason why the production of the movie cost so much was because the scale and scope of this movie were really high. It involved a whole lot of CGI and special effects mainly because of the fact that all the villains in the movie were in fact created with CGI.

Avengers: Infinity War Doctor Strange vs. Ebony Maw

Along with the many villains, the heroes and the various locations that showed up in the movie were almost fully created with CGI. As we can see in the video above, there goes a lot of detail in creating characters and locations through CGI and special effects and that takes a lot of time and money. This is why these movies take a lot of time when it comes to their total making. Marvel is actually famous for editing their movies till the very last second as there have been so many reports that Marvel had been re-figuring the order of the scenes in the movies just weeks before their release.

So that right there gives us surety that not even the biggest franchise in Hollywood is totally perfect. They have just figured out a formula which they constantly stick to. 

As for the matter of Ebony Maw, Infinity War more or less confirmed that he was dead, but actor Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, who played the Maw is still hopeful for his return in Avengers 4. Here’s what he said while speaking with Red Carpet News TV:

“I think he’s a great character and fun to play. It’s a brilliantly written character, some of the language and the dialogue that I got to say was just so much fun. Those parts are kind of gifts to actors. Also the physicality, it’s a very playful character. And yeah, it was wonderful to do, and given the opportunity, I’d love to revisit it if possible.” 

Avengers 4 will hit the theaters on May 3, 2019.

Vansh Mehra

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