Before Black Panther. Before Infinity War. Before Endgame.

African American film and stunt actor Damion Poitier portrayed Thanos before Josh Brolin had even been considered.

We got of first glimpse of the intergalactic mass murderer in the end credits scene of the first Avengers film.

While Josh Brolin’s portrayal of the character was expertly brought to the screen with motion capture and computer graphics, Damion Poitier’s Thanos was all practical prosthetic makeup.