– by Joseph Jammer Medina

When it was first announced that we would be getting Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2, one thing seemed pretty clear: at the end of that first movie, Thanos would likely acquire the Gauntlet, and if Marvel had real balls, he’d actually snap his fingers at the end. If that were to happen, I pretty much expected the scene to go black and for everyone to disappear instantaneously.

But that didn’t happen. Yes, Thanos snapped his fingers (thank the maker!), which was a pretty cool move from Marvel Studios, but people did not instantly disappear. Instead, they disintegrated into dust — sometimes slowly and painfully, as was the case with Peter Parker. But why did they opt to go this route? Was it just so we could get that moment with Peter? Well, it turns out there was a pretty good reason, as explained by Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige:

“Dan DeLeeuw, our visual effects supervisor, and our visual effects team, came up with the ash effect. We didn’t want people to simply disappear, and people think they had been teleported somewhere. It needed to seem much more permanent than that.”

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That’s honestly something I don’t think would have crossed my mind — that it could be potentially confusing to viewers. Had they just disappeared, I’m sure all the conversation out there would have been a variation of, “Oh, I’m sure they didn’t die, they were probably just teleported away.” Good catch, Marvel.

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SOURCE: Empire (via CBM)

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.