One thing that sets Marvel Studios ahead of it’s competition is the amount of pre production they put into their movies. Some spend up to 10 years in development before they start filming which helps them make movies which slot together so well.
One of Marvels top concept artists who helped shape the movie look to Iron Man and lay a foundation for the modern Marvel cinematic universe is Adi Granov.
All his work would look amazing on screen as it does in comics but not all of it makes it to the movies. He designed a movie version of the Iron Man villain Fin Fang Foom which unfortunately didn’t make it into the final cut.
Adi has recently shared this piece of very early concept art he did when developing the look to Black Panther, it has a much more organic feel to it and shows how the movie could have gone in a very different art direction.
An early exploration of the Black Panther design. I was trying out larger metal elements as well as a tighter fitting mask.
It’s really interesting to see how these characters develop from comics to moves. Making them all look like they fit into the same universe must be a big challenge.
Posted by Adi Mursec on February 27, 2018
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