First Look: Tangled: The Musical Concept Art

Tangled: The Musical concept art

In April, we told you that Disney would be producing a stage production of Tangled for their Disney Cruise ships. Tangled: The Musical will premiere onboard the Disney Magic in November, and Disney has started to show the public what its going to look like. Hit the jump to get a behind the scenes tour of how they brought the animated world to life on the stage.

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wasp concept art

If you haven’t seen Ant-Man, the latest release from Marvel Studios, it’s worth heading out to theaters to catch. It’s a refreshingly contained story with the right amount of humor, charm and action. And as with any Marvel movie, there are some nice touches for fans of the comic books, including a credits scene that may be a direct response to the overwhelming fan demand for more female characters.

Speaking of female characters, one thing that Ant-Man could have used a little more of was The Wasp, the female counterpart to Hank Pym’s (Michael Douglas) original iteration of Ant-Man. We’ll likely get to see more of the character in future Marvel movies, but in the meantime, some concept are has surfaced showing off alternate costume designs for the characters.

See the new Wasp concept art below, but beware of some spoilers in the text as we discuss the heroine in the movie. Read More »

Star Wars Uprising

Update From Editor Peter Sciretta: Kabam RPG has released the first Star Wars: Uprising Gameplay Preview, showing actual gameplay footage from the game which will help tell the story between Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and the new film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Hit the jump to check out the new footage and to also watch the previously released Star Wars Uprising trailer.

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Robopocalypse concept art

Steven Spielberg big screen adaptation of Robopocalypse has been in the works for years now. The script was being developed by Spielberg and Drew Goddard based on the Daniel H. Wilson novel. Actors such as Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway and Ben Whishaw were all said to be in line for roles in the film about “a global war between man and machine.”  In 2012 it was supposed to be the filmmaker’s next movie, but in early 2013 the film was pushed back to development status with no indication of what the future might hold.

We’ve gotten numerous updates on the big blockbuster film over the years, all of which insist that Spielberg will eventually get to the movie, someday. We’ve even gotten a glimpse at possible storyboards for robot chase sequence from the film. Today, we get another glimpse at the movie, in the form of concept art. Hit the jump to take a look.

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Legends of Tomorrow concept art

Back in May, thanks to the traditional upfronts presentations from all the major networks, we got a fun teaser trailer The CW’s new DC Comics TV series adaptation DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. The show is spinning off the established shows Arrow and The Flash, following time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill), who is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat.

The show may not hit the air until 2016, but Warner Bros. Television is bringing the show to Comic-Con along with the new CBS series Supergirl and The CW’s other two aforementioned DC Comics series. And just before fans get a new glimpse at the show, a pretty slick piece of concept art has surfaced online showing the titular team using their superpowers in a pretty flashy spectacle.

Check out the Legends of Tomorrow concept art after the jump! Read More »

John Carter pitch reel

Before Disney brought John Carter to movie theaters, resulting in one of the biggest box office bombs in recent memory, the film was in development at Paramount Pictures. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow director Kerry Conran was attached to direct the adaptation of Edgar Rice Burrough‘s classic sci-fi novel John Carter of Mars, but it never came to fruition before the rights lapsed and ended up at the House of Mouse.

But for anyone who has ever wondered what this first iteration of John Carter of Mars might have looked like, a presentation reel has surfaced online with some very impressive designs that would have been awesome to see on the big screen. Watch the John Carter pitch reel after the jump! Read More »

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American Gods concept art (2)

The long-developing American Gods TV show got to take a big leap forward this week when Starz announced it had officially greenlit the show. But even so, it’s going to be a while before we’re actually sitting down to watch the first episode. They’ve barely started casting, let alone shooting.

So in the meantime, series co-creator Bryan Fuller has offered up a tiny taste of the upcoming series in the form of some concept art. And for what it’s worth, author Neil Gaiman wholeheartedly approves of his story’s new look. See the first American Gods concept art after the jump.  Read More »

Jurassic World concept art

Now that Jurassic World has finally been realized on the big screen, and John Hammond’s vision for a fully functional dinosaur theme park has come true (for better or worse), there’s no better time to look at the designs that made the film possible.

As we all know, making a movie is no small feat, and the effort can require hundreds of people working together to make it happen. But before cameras are rolling and sets are built, a whole slew of artists are rounded up to help design the look of the movie, from the sets to the dinosaurs to the wardrobe and everything you see on screen. And a great collection of concept art for Jurassic World has popped up online now that the film is in theaters, and it’s pretty cool to compare it to what we saw in the final product.

Check out the gallery of Jurassic World concept art after the jump, but beware of spoilers! Read More »

 Vincenzo Natali Neuromancer concept art

I’m always fascinated with the stories of movies that never were (like Darren Aronofsky’s vision of Batman). So much work in Hollywood never makes it to the big screen. From pitches to development, to years of scripts, casting, and even screen tests, films have a long road before cameras begin to roll. And we only occasionally see remnants of these unmade productions.

Most common are abandoned scripts which have leaked online over the years (like Frank Darabont‘s draft of Indiana Jones 4). Sometimes we get costume tests and concept art, like has happened with Tim Burton‘s Superman Lives. But other times we get a glimpse into the pitching process, be it a video like Kevin Tancharoen’s ‘The Hunger Games’ Pitch Trailer or concept art for an idea that never made it into development. And sometimes a filmmaker posts abandoned concept art and it sparks the fire and a movie is reborn (as is with Neill Blomkamp’s Alien film).

Splice/Cube/Hannibal director Vincenzo Natali has been posting some of the early concept art and pitch work that was created for some of his unmade movies, including Neuromancer, Stephen King’s It, Swamp Thing and Predator. Take a look at the Vincenzo Natali Neuromancer It and Predator concept artwork after the jump.

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