42 Star Chadwick Boseman to Star in BLACK PANTHER; First Look at the Costume Revealed

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Marvel just dropped the mic and walked away on their huge Marvel Event announcing the movies that will fill their Phase 3 lineup.  Among the announcements was that one of the studio’s worst-kept secrets, a Black Panther movie, has been confirmed and also has a release date.  The movie is set for November 3, 2017.

Additionally, Marvel announced that the very talented Chadwick Boseman (42, Get on Up) would be playing the title role (sorry, people who want Idris Elba to star in everything).  It’s that kind of perfect Marvel casting of taking a talented up-and-comer and catapulting him into the stratosphere (we have yet to see it with an actress, but maybe we’ll get that with Captain Marvel).  Finally, Marvel released concept art for the character.  Hit the jump to check out the Black Panther image and to learn more about the character. [Update: Deadline adds that Boseman has signed a five-film contract with Marvel, which begins with an appearance in Captain America: Civil War and continues through Phase Three.]

Official Image and Concept Art Revealed for Adrianne Palicki in Her Mockingbird Suit from AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

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On last night’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (read Evan’s recap here), the show introduced the character Bobbi Morse (a.k.a. Mockingbird) who, as we previously reported, would be “popping in perhaps not as an ally to Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team.”  Today, we have an official image of Adrianne Palicki in Mockingbird’s tactical outfit along with some concept art.

Hit the jump to check out the outfit along with an explanation from Costume Designer Ann FoleyAgents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesday nights on ABC, and if you don’t watch it, you may want to next week because it’s going to have the first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Concept Art for Krang, Bebop and Rocksteady

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Clearly Krang, Bebop and Rocksteady never made it into Jonathan Liebesman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t consider including them at a point.  Apparently now that the movie is in its 11th week in theaters, Tsvetomir Georgiev is allowed to share the concept art he did for the film.

He’s got some stunning artwork for the turtles, Shredder and Splinter as well as what he came up with for Krang, Bebop and Rocksteady, too.  Hit the jump to check out Georgiev’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles concept art for yourself.  The film is still playing in select theaters and is also due out on DVD and Blu-ray on December 16th.  [Update: We've removed the unofficial images at the studio's request.]

Exclusive TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION Concept Art Gives You an Early Look at Michael Bay’s Film

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As Transformers: Age of Extinction gears up for its Blu-ray release we’re getting a peak at some of the special features of the disc and they’re certainly impressive.  In a time when supplementary features seem to be on the wane, this one definitely seems like it’s going all out which is something I certainly appreciate.  Michael Bay is definitely a master craftsman in many regards, so getting a look at his process is fascinating.

We have some exclusive concept images to share with you guys that take a look at the evolution of some of the designs of the film.  Hit the jump for the exclusive Transformers: Age of Extinction concept art.  The movie hits Blu-ray tomorrow.  Click here to buy it on Amazon.

New Concept Art Reveals STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Chrome Trooper

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Remember last month when some genuine concept art from Star Wars: Episode VII started popping up, revealing the new Stormtroopers and the costume designs for Han Solo?  Well the same source is at it again, as they’ve now revealed a Chrome Trooper image by way of even more concept art.  Thankfully this isn’t incredibly spoilerly, but it’s neat to see how director J.J. Abrams is making the franchise his own by tweaking some very familiar designs.  The Millennium Falcon remains unchanged, wisely, but this new concept art shows a chrome-plated version of Stormtrooper that should pair nicely with the traditional white.  What makes the Chrome Trooper so special?  We’ll have to wait until December 18, 2015 to find out.

Hit the jump to take a look at the Star Wars: Episode 7 Chrome Trooper images.  The film stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Harrison Ford, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis, Gwendoline Christie, Miltos Yerolemou, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Max von Sydow.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Collector Concept Art Shows the Evolution of Benicio Del Toro’s Most Prized Possessions

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One of the more densely layered visual sequences in Guardians of the Galaxy comes when Star Lord, Groot, Drax, Gamora and Rocket visit Benicio Del Toro‘s character The Collector during their sojourn to Knowhere. His collection is filled to the brim with so many easter eggs and callbacks to the Marvel universe (not to mention one of director James Gunn‘s prior films, Slither) you need several viewings to process all of it.  If you’ve seen the end credits tag you’ll know that The Collector even has a prized (if marginalized) Marvel character in his possession.

But of course the aesthetic choices you see in the film didn’t just arrive in their current form.  A considerable amount of work was done testing different concepts and looks – some of them departing radically from the finished design – before the creative team settled on the environment you see onscreen in the film.  Hit the jump for the Guardians of the Galaxy Collector concept art.  The film is still in theaters.  See it again.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Concept Art Shows Unused Designs for Gamora and Nebula

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I’m strongly considering picking up the Guardians of the Galaxy concept art book because it has to be filled with interesting designs.  I’m happy with almost everything in the finished feature, but I’m always curious about what could have been, and concept art always shows roads not taken.  Artist Andy Park has posted some of his unused designs for Thanos’ daughters Gamora and Nebula, and I think what he came up with was in some ways superior to what we saw in the finished feature.

Hit the jump to check out Park’s Guardians of the Galaxy unused concept art.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Concept Art Reveals Horror Movie-Style Turtles

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Personally, I had no problem with the design of the Turtles in Jonathan Liebesman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  I enjoyed the detail and think the darker, more realistic look is what helped make them feel natural (or at least as natural as possible) in the New York City environment.  The preliminary Turtle design that just surfaced, however?  Now that’s the source of nightmares.

Conceptual illustrator Kelton Cram just revealed some of his early work for the film and it’s far grittier than what we got in the final cut.  Hit the jump to check out that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles concept art as well as some early designs for Shredder as well.

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Concept Art Teases Quicksilver, Hawkeye and The Vision at San Diego Comic-Con

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A few days back Marvel revealed their Comic-Con exclusive Ant-Man poster and two new examples of concept art for Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.  Now we’ve got three additional posters that show off Quicksilver, Hawkeye and The Vision.  When combined with the two previously release posters of Scarlet Witch and Iron Man, they begin to form a more complete poster that is still in the process of being unveiled.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris EvansChris HemsworthMark RuffaloScarlett JohanssonJeremy Renner, James Spader, Paul Bettany, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Avengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1, 2015.  Hit the jump to see the full Comic-Con posters and for more on how you can get your own.  Click here to see the posters for Black Widow and Captain America and also here for Scarlet Witch and Iron Man. Hit the jump to take a look at the new concept art posters for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Concept Art Showcases Scarlet Witch and Iron Man at San Diego Comic-Con

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Hot on the heels of Marvel’s reveal of their Comic-Con exclusive Ant-Man poster come two new examples of concept art for Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.  Andy Park, who created the Ant-Man design, also produced this new look at Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), which debuts alongside an equally impressive Iron Man poster from artist Ryan Meinerding.  It suffices as a tease for what’s sure to be a cavalcade of Marvel goodies at San Diego Comic-Con.

Starring Robert Downey Jr.Chris EvansChris HemsworthMark RuffaloScarlett JohanssonJeremy RennerJames SpaderPaul Bettany, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Avengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1, 2015.  Hit the jump to see the full Comic-Con posters and for more on how you can get your own, and click here to see the posters for Black Widow and Captain America.

First Look at Disney’s Next Animated Short Film, FEAST; Will Play in Front of BIG HERO 6

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Disney has released the concept art for their next animated short film, Feast.  Per the official logline, “The story of one man’s love life is seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share.”  I can already hear myself going “Awwwww,” when I see it play in front of Disney’s upcoming animated feature film, Big Hero 6Feast is the directorial debut of Patrick Osborne, who worked as the head of animation on the amazing Paperman.  He’s also worked as an animator on Bolt, Tangled, and Wreck-It Ralph.

Hit the jump to check out the Feast concept art.  The film will make its world premiere at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival on June 10th, and be released in front of Big Hero 6 on November 7th.

WARCRAFT Concept Art and Plot Info Emerges at BlizzCon 2013

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Duncan Jones’ Warcraft adaptation is set to begin filming in Vancouver early next year, so we should be getting casting confirmations and an official synopsis in the next few months.  In order to tease out some information, Blizzard Entertainment released some concept art images and non-specific plot info during their BlizzCon 2013 convention.  Along with Jones, Oscar-winning special effects supervisor Bill Westenhofer (Life of Pi, The Golden Compass) was on hand to talk about the film.  Hit the jump to take a look at the concept images and to find out a bit more about the videogame adaptation.  Warcraft is scheduled for a December 18, 2015 release date.

Concept Art from the Canceled STAR WARS 1313; Video Game Would Have Explored the Seedy Underbelly of Coruscant

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LucasArts had been stuck in a rut for years, but there was hope when it came to the video game Star Wars 1313.  The action game was set beneath the shiny upper levels of Coruscant, and take players to a place they had rarely seen before in the Star Wars world.  The story would have focused on Boba Fett (originally, it was going to be a new character, but George Lucas stepped in and wanted the fan-favorite), but as one source told Kotaku, “They ended up with movie tech that wouldn’t fit in a game, and game tech that wouldn’t fit in a movie.  1313 was always in danger of not being made.”  Star Wars 1313 will always exist as a cool concept, but any hope of it moving forward died when Disney purchased Lucasfilm, and shut down LucasArts this past April.

Concept artist Gustavo Mendonca recently posted some of his work on the game on his website.  It will make you kind of sad because Star Wars 1313 could have been awesome.

Concept Art from the Upcoming Animated Series, STAR WARS REBELS; Complete Series Box Set Announced for STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS

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In addition to the announcement that John Williams will compose the score for Star Wars: Episode VII, fans who attended Star Wars Celebration Europe got a look at the upcoming animated series, Star Wars Rebels.  It will be the first Star Wars animated series after the Disney-Lucasfilm merger, and the designs are meant to echo the designs of Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie.  One of the notable designs was the protagonist’s ship, Ghost.  Fans also got to see CG renderings of a stormtrooper, interiors of a star destroyer, and more.  As we previously reported, the series will take place during the twenty years between Episode III and Episode IV, and shows “a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape.”

Hit the jump to check out some of the concept art as well as the announcement for the Blu-ray of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 5 and another box set for the entire series.  Star Wars Rebels will premiere on Disney XD in fall 2014.

GODZILLA Comic-Con Poster and Concept Art Features Monster’s Spikey Tail and Back

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Legendary has released new concept art and a Comic-Con poster for Godzilla teasing the iconic monster.  However, judging by photos and the response from last night’s “Godzilla Encounter” event, Godzilla will look like the Godzilla we all know and love, so I don’t know how much longer Legendary is planning to keep giving us the monster’s body parts.  The upside is that by showing just parts of Godzilla, they give a sense of his scale as you can see from the tiny helicopters and an aircraft carrier.

Hit the jump to check out the poster and concept art, and come back on Saturday for our recap of the Comic-Con panel.  The film stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, and Richard T. JonesGodzilla opens in 3D on May 16, 2014.

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