With so many alternate suits and weapon designs for Avengers: Infinity War coming into the picture, we now have some other concept art designs as well. Avengers: Infinity War – The Art of the Movie contains so many alternate designs for things as the battles that took place in the film, and as small as the little weapons that the characters used in the film. But there were some designs that weren’t a part of the epic book, and those were the alternate versions of Gamora’s Dagger.
It’s funny how Gamora’s perfectly balanced dagger actually had a bigger role to play than the likes of some supporting characters like Wong or Pepper who merely appeared for one to two scenes. The Dagger was a reminder of Thanos for Gamora and Infinity War was the first time we actually got to see the little gift that Thanos gave to Gamora when she was a child.
You would be amazed to see that this bubble producing dagger also had some amazing alternate designs which have now been revealed by concept artist Fausto De Martini on Instagram. Here’s what he wrote in his post:
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I had the opportunity to design some of the props and weapons for Avengers, Infinity War. This one is Thanos’ Dagger, the one given to Gamora when she was a kid. Tons of fun to work on such a delicate and intricate design! The other images are previous explorations of the same design.
“I had the opportunity to design some of the props and weapons for Avengers, Infinity War. This one is Thanos’ Dagger, the one given to Gamora when she was a kid. Tons of fun to work on such a delicate and intricate design! The other images are previous explorations of the same design.”
Gamora actually had a pretty vital role to play in Infinity War. Zoe Saldana talked about the death of her character in the film when she was asked about her role in Avengers 4. She also teased a very plausible withdrawal from the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
“I don’t know. For the sake of the devoted fans out there — we don’t want to rob them of an amazing experience. It’s all for them that we do what we do and we also protect what we do. It [Gamora’s death] was sad, of course, because I think that we all suffer from FOMO. There is a fear always of missing out, but I’m so happy that I got to play a part in the Marvel Universe, and I also got to play a character that — it has been brought to my attention — is seen as a great role model for young women. And also for young boys. I live for that, that’s why I do what I do. So I guess I’m going to cry all the way to Avatar, you know?”
The whole arc between Gamora and Thanos worked really well for the film as it made us understand how important it was for Thanos to achieve his goal. He was ready to sacrifice anyone and everyone for his ultimate purpose and his empathetic side is what made him more relatable to the audience. It was not easy for him to just go out and kill half the Universe just like that. The long life of struggles which he’s had to live is what forced him the snap is destiny!
He was actually not a killer at heart. He only strived to bring Balance to the Universe and for that, he had to take the major step of Genocide. Marvel Studios’ Head of Visual Development Ryan Meinerding told us why Thanos actually didn’t kill any of the Avengers when he fought them:
“The plan of getting all the Infinity Stones is putting [Thanos] in the position of being so powerful that he is sort of calmer, more single-minded, and more reasonable. He is not necessarily worried about killing the heroes. As long as he ends up with the stones, he can accomplish what he wants to.”
Kevin Feige talked about the importance of Thanos and the major challenge to build his story arc through multiple films. He said:
“Thanos has been lurking in the shadows with a desire to obtain these Infinity Stones, which has played a big part in our other films. We’ve introduced the Tesseract, revealed to be the Space Stone; the Mind Stone, which came out of Loki’s scepter and then went into Vision’s forehead; and the Time Stone: the Eye of Agamotto that Doctor Strange wears is an Infinity Stone itself! And of course the Guardians dealt with the Power Stone.”
“So these storytelling devices that we’ve seeded into every film will continue to play a part and come together. We’ve been teasing this for six years. That’s a long time to tease something cinematically before paying it off. Thanos has to be the greatest villain in our movies.”
Now we will see Thanos make his return for one last time in the MCU in Avengers 4.
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