The aliens in Denis Villeneuve‘s adaptation of Ted Chiang‘s Arrival are remarkably simple. Besides not sharing any glaringly obvious resemblances to any other aliens we’ve seen lately on film, there’s a gracefulness to how they move, communicate, and interact with their ship’s environment. Unsurprisingly, the final designs we saw don’t share a whole lot in common with some original designs concept artist Peter Konig made for the emotional sci-fi drama.
Below, see some of the alternative Arrival alien designs. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 by Angie Han
New Mutants has been in development at 20th Century Fox for a little while now, and so far progress has looked steady but slow. Writer/director Josh Boone signed on last year and screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber came aboard this past summer. The studio still hasn’t announced any stars or an official release date, and we’ve heard next to nothing about the plot. But as that planned 2017 start date gets closer, more and more info is coming out.
A new animatic showcases the film’s antagonist, and offers a little taste of the film’s overall vibe. In addition, there’s another new casting rumor floating around, as well as word of the film’s targeted release date. Click through to get all the latest on New Mutants. Read More »
Posted on Friday, November 11th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
One of the strangest surprises to come out of Captain America: The Winter Soldier was the return of Toby Jones‘ Arnim Zola, who had managed to negotiate his way into the good graces of the American government after the events of Captain America: The First Avenger before uploading himself into a computer to achieve post-human immortality. This version of Zola, a creepy face on a computer screen with a disembodied voice, was a toned-down version of how he looks in the pages of Marvel comic books.
Well, it turns out that we were, at one point, going to see more of Zola and in a from closer to his comic book counterpart. And we were going to see it in Ant-Man, of all movies.
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Despite how long Marvel Studios tapdanced around the prospect of Spider-Man appearing in Captain America: Civil War, we were certain the webslinger was going to show up in the movie. However, one thing we didn’t know about until around the time the movie hit theaters was that the post-credits scene for the movie featured a tease for Spider-Man: Homecoming. And that scene almost featured a more overt tease for what’s to come in the Spidey franchise reboot.
Some concept art from the visual effects company Perception, who created the digital readout projected by Peter Parker’s (Tom Holland) webshooters that Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) gave him, reveals that there was almost a secret message that the genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist left for the webslinger. Find out about Tony Stark’s secret message to Spider-Man after the jump. Read More »
At one time, there was a concept for a third Ghostbusters movie that would have taken the paranormal exterminators to an alternate version of Manhattan called Mahelltan, a dark twisted version of the New York borough. However, the Ghostbusters almost had another hellish encounter in the original movie from 1984.
There was once an idea for the ending of Ghostbusters to take Venkman, Ray, Egon and Winston to the gates of hell. Now fans can check out some of the concept art for this sequence that didn’t make the final cut of the movie, and was never actually even filmed. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 by Angie Han
In the end, all those rumors about Daniel Brühl playing Helmut Zemo in Captain America: Civil War turned out to be true. However, the version of Zemo we saw onscreen wasn’t much like the one we know from the comics. He had a completely different backstory and a completely different look. Gone were the purple mask and militaristic outfit; instead, we got a normal-looking guy in everyday civilian clothing. Were it not for the fact that Brühl’s character is explicitly identified as “Zemo” in the film, you might not even know they were supposed to be the same character.
But it seems Marvel Studios did at least consider the classic Zemo look at one point. Artist Andy Park has shared an interesting bit of conceptual art that shows what a more traditional Zemo could have looked like in Civil War. Check out the Civil War Zemo concept art below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 30th, 2016 by Angie Han
A few weeks ago, Ben Affleck posted a brief video revealing that Deathstroke would be making his way to the DC Extended Universe. Shortly afterward, Geoff Johns confirmed that Joe Manganiello had been cast in the role for Affleck’s Batman solo movie, which is expected out around 2018 or 2019. But it looks like we might get to meet the villain a little bit earlier than that.
Director Zack Snyder has posted a behind-the-scenes photo from the set of next year’s Justice League, which doesn’t look like much of anything at first glance but upon closer examination seems to suggest Deathstroke will appear in that movie. Read More »
Plenty editions of Superhero Bits recently have featured some concept art from Captain America: Civil War. Some of it showcases scenes that ended up in the movie while other pieces have revealed some alternate costume designs for some of The Avengers. Now a new batch of Captain America Civil War concept art has emerged online with both kinds of images.
Along with images of Captain America and Iron Man going at it, you’ll also find different designs for Black Panther, Scarlet Witch and Vision, who gets some stylish wardrobe options to wear around The Avengers headquarters. Check out the gallery of new images after the jump. Read More »
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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has posted the first piece of concept art from the reboot/sequel to the beloved family film Jumanji. The concept art reveals that The Rock will be playing a character that looks to be very inspired by Indiana Jones. Hit the jump to find out what The Rock is cooking.
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Even though J.K. Rowling has said that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child marks the end of the story of The Boy Who Lived, that doesn’t mean she’s done given fans some little gems from the wizarding world she created so many years ago. By way of Pottermore, the author has unveiled some of the original sketches she created of characters such as Harry Potter, Rubeus Hagrid, Minerva McGonagall, Severus Snape and even Peeves the Poltergeist.
Check out the J.K. Rowling Harry Potter sketches after the jump. Read More »