Posted on Monday, September 8th, 2014 by Angie Han
The Marvel Cinematic Universe isn’t exactly like our real universe (for one thing, it has superheroes), but it’s close enough that the settings generally look familiar. The Avengers’ New York City is our New York City, give or take a Stark Tower.
But this summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy was the first Marvel movie to take place almost entirely off-Earth, and that meant Marvel had to create entirely new worlds from scratch. Naturally, the creative team ran with the opportunity, providing us with some truly stunning settings. Today, we have several new pieces of scenic Guardians of the Galaxy concept art, highlighting the Nova Corps capital planet Xandar.
Hit the jump to take a look. (Warning: Some spoilers ahead. But you probably figured that out already, right?)
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Below is your first real look at Vision, played by Paul Bettany, in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Like our first small look at the character, this is an artist’s depiction rather than a photo of the actor in costume. But it shows much of the detail you want to see. Red skin, green costume, yellow/white cape — all there. More to the point, the character hasn’t been made to look normal. This incarnation of Vision is immediately recognizable as the character from comic books. The only thing missing, in this art at least, is the giant collar. We can deal with that. Check out the new look at Vision in Age of Ultron after the jump.
Update: A new piece of art gives a much better look at the costume.
Update 2: That second piece of art has been pulled.
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Since last year’s D23 Expo, director Brad Bird has been very quiet about his sci-fi Disney fantasy, Tomorrowland. The film stars George Clooney, was co-written by Damon Lindelof, and has been as secretive about its production as that other Disney sci-fi movie. Those flood gates are ready to open though as Tomorrowland will have presentations in the coming months at New York Comic-Con and Destination D.
But that’s not all. Leading up to Tomorrowland‘s May 2015 release date, a prequel book called Before Tomorrowland is in the works and one website believes they’ve found an early look at it. What do the images show? An epic meeting of the minds that could explain the alternate dimensions in Tomorrowland, as well as a tie into Walt Disney. Check out your possible first look at the Tomorrowland movie history below. Read More »
The best Disney animated films suck you into their world. You lock in and follow the characters on a journey without ever thinking of what went into it. That’s the magic not only of Disney, but film in general.
What sets animation apart is the absolutely insane detail and years of work that go into each film. Near decades can pass in which stories are written, ripped apart and written again. Tens of thousands of miles are travelled to research the tiniest visual elements. Millions and millions of animated frames, passed between departments, all come together until you have something like Big Hero 6.
Earlier this summer, a group of journalists was invited to Disney Animation Studios in Burbank, CA to learn about the impressive process that went into their latest film. Big Hero 6 is based on, but not linked to, a Marvel comic book of the same name. That makes it the first Disney animated Marvel movie. While the comic and film share very little in common two things they do share are the focus on action and emotion.
In Big Hero 6, a young boy and a soft robot team up with a group of friends to become a superhero team. Over the course of several hours, we were taken around the studio to watch footage, learn about the design of the film, the writing process, animation and much more. Below, we’ll take you on that tour with us – complete with lots of photos – so you can learn all about what Disney has in store come November 7. And, most importantly, how much work went into it. Read More »
Dave Bautista did a terrific job as Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy, but there was a chance early on that the role could have gone to Jason Momoa. The Game of Thrones and Conan actor is now going to get his chance to play a comic book hero when he suits up as Aquaman for Zack Snyder and Warner Bros., but a piece of Drax concept art shows one look from the film designed when Momoa was thought to be in Drax’s shoes. See an artist’s conception of Momoa as Drax below. Read More »
Michael Bay has made a career of making cars look cool on screen, and he’s hoping to continue that trend. He’s on board to produce a film for Warner Bros. called Cosmic Motors, based on a book of futuristic designs by Daniel Simon.
Simon, who has been a designer, for vehicles in particular, on films like Prometheus, Oblivion, Tron Legacy and Captain America: The First Avenger, released the book in 2007. In it, he creates a far away sci-fi universe through vehicles. Each chapter tells a story of the design and purpose of a futuristic, awesome looking car/hovercraft/motorcycle. We’ve got a gallery of examples below.
Now, Bay and Warner Bros. have hired writer Kyle Ward to adapt the book into a screenplay. Read more about the Cosmic Motors movie, and the book below including a bunch of new photos. Read More »
Is it possible Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin helped to unknowingly create Star Wars‘ Chewbacca? Hit the jump and we’ll take a journey through the creation of the famous Wookiee from a galaxy far, far away. We’ll discover the George RR Martin Chewbacca connection and examine what it might mean.
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When the first tv spots and trailers hit, fans were very upset with the new designs for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles — but they had no idea what kind of atrocities could have been. A number of unused Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles designs have leaked out following the release of the Michael Bay-produced reboot, showing creepy alternate looks for the turtles in a half shell. Some of the new designs feature a more alien-look which would have drawn huge outrage from Turtles fans. Hit the jump to check out the unused Ninja Turtles designs.
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