Unique locations were used across numerous countries as inspiration for some of the alien planets that audiences can see in Avengers – Infinity War. Plate shots of the Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil, were used to compose the landscape of Vormir, where Thanos (Josh Brolin) ventures in search of the soul stone.
Victoria Marino of Brazil Production Services details: “the production shot at the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, at several different lagoons. The park was chosen for its unique visuals of clear white sand dunes surrounded by bright blue pools of fresh water. Four days were spent at the location, with three days of shooting and one weather day. We had two units, a ground unit on ATVs and an aerial unit on a helicopter.”
“The most difficult challenge about filming at the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is the fact that this is such a remote location, accessible only by special 4X4 vehicles and about two hours away from the hotel and any nearby town infrastructure. Inside the park, transportation is even harder, made only possible by the use of ATVs. Therefore, a lot of planning had to go into the pre-production to ensure that the shoot could happen smoothly without any complications.