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The INSIDER Summary:

  • Disney’s fan celebration D23 Expo kicked off Friday at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.
  • The Marvel booth shows off our first look at villain Thanos in the next “Avengers” movie.
  • Unlike previous times we’ve seen Thanos, the villain isn’t wearing his helmet.
  • Marvel will reveal more from the movie Saturday at D23 Expo.

 The next “Avengers” movie is in theaters next May, and we got a good glimpse of the villain at Disney’s D23 Expo Friday at the Anaheim Convention Center.

The Marvel booth on the showroom floor has the real costumes used in “Black Panther” and “Thor: Ragnarok” on display, but there’s also a statue showing off Thanos, the Marvel villain who was first teased in 2012’s “The Avengers.”

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We’ve seen a bit more of Thanos, the father of Gamora and Nebula, in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” but he’ll finally take center stage in “Infinity War.” Played by James Brolin, Thanos is expected to round up the Infinity stones, the powerful gemstones which have been teased throughout the Marvel movies for his own sinister plot. 

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While we’ve seen Thanos with his helmet on — and even with a gauntlet full of Infinity Stones — this is the first we’ve really seen of him off his throne.

Take a look at the statue on display:

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Here’s how his mighty frame will look from behind:

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It’s not just Thanos who will appear in the Marvel booth. Saturday, a few more reveals will join the villain.

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We’re hoping for a tease of “Infinity War” during Disney’s live-action movie panel Saturday. Stay tuned to INSIDER for more from D23 Expo.

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