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.

Storyboards and Concept Art for the Original Ending of WORLD WAR Z [UPDATED]

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After World War Z opened to become a surprise hit, word started spreading about the movie’s original ending.  The film was supposed to take an incredibly dark turn in the third act where we would jump ahead in time and see Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) conscripted into the Russian army to fight against the zombies.  This would eventually lead to a huge battle in Moscow.  That battle was never filmed, but the storyboards and concept art remains.  Storyboard artist David Allcock and concept artist Seth Engstrom have posted their work on their respective websites, and they provide a look at what probably would have been a thrilling set piece.  However, based on what we know about the narrative of the third act, the excitement from the scene would have been blunted by the depressing plot.

Hit the jump to take a look at a “What if?” version of World War Z. [Update: We've been asked by Paramount to take down the images, as they were unofficially leaked.]

Marvel’s Comic-Con Posters for THOR: THE DARK WORLD and CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

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For the past several years, Marvel has given out concept art posters for the movies they’ll have coming out within the next 12 months.  Last year, there was a concept art poster for Iron Man 3, the year before that was a series of concept art posters for The Avengers.  This year, their booth (#2329) will be stocked with posters for Thor: The Dark World by Charlie Wen and Captain America: The Winter Soldier by Ryan Meinerding.  We already showed you Meinerding’s nice work last week, and as for Wen’s, it’s thrilling to see Thor fly through the floating heads of his fellow characters.

Hit the jump to check out the posters.  The free posters will be given out at Comic-Con starting on Wednesday night.  Please don’t act like a crazy mob when trying to get them.  Thor: The Dark World opens in 3D on November 8th.  Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens on April 4, 2014.

New Concept Art from CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

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Marvel has released a new piece of concept art from Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  We previously saw some concept art from the Marvel: Phase One box set, but this takes the fight between Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and the Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) to a new level with a battle exploding behind them.  You even have Falcon (Anthony Mackie) soaring around in the background and firing two guns.  Following on the heels of the first poster for the sequel, I’m a little surprised at all the attention it’s getting as opposed to Thor: The Dark World, which hits later this year.  I’m sure we’ll see footage from both movies at Marvel’s Comic-Con panel next Saturday, and I’m not minding the attention paid to Cap.  I also wouldn’t be surprised if Marvel was giving out posters of this image at their booth as they’ve done in past years with new concept art.

Hit the jump to check out the image.  The film also stars Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Georges St-Pierre, Frank Grillo, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, Maximiliano Hernández, Robert Redford, and Samuel L. JacksonCaptain America: The Winter Soldier opens April 4, 2014.

New Motion Poster, Image, and Concept Art for Neill Blomkamp’s ELYSIUM

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Sony has released a new motion poster, images, and concept art for Neill Blomkamp’s upcoming sci-fi action film, Elysium.  The story takes place in 2159, and two classes of people are divided: the wealthy live on a man-made space station called Elysium, while the rest of the humans inhabit an overpopulated and ruined Earth.  Matt Damon plays a desperate man who must reach Elysium in order to find a cure that will save his life.  The motion poster is just a bunch of clips superimposed over the previous poster, and it’s kind of ugly, especially for a movie that has such gorgeous designs.  The concept art shows the imaginative world we’ll see on Elysium, and it’s a particular treat to see a sketch by Blade Runner artist Syd Mead.

Hit the jump to check out the motion poster, new image, and concept art.  The film also stars Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Wagner MouraDiego Luna, and William Fichtner.  Elysium opens on August 9th.

THE MAZE RUNNER Concept Art and Director Wes Ball’s Animated Short Film, RUIN

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Director Wes Ball’s adaptation of James Dashner’s novel The Maze Runner isn’t due out until February 14th of next year, but we have the first look at some concept art from the film today.  Created by Ball, who made his career in visual effects, this image was used to inspire him in his vision for the film.  The story centers on a group of teens who appear in an area known as The Glade but have no memory when they wake up.  The only way out appears to be through a shifting maze of massive walls that harbor dangerous creatures known as Grievers.  Only Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) holds the secret to their escape.  Hit the jump to check out the movie’s concept art along with a visually-similar animated short film from Ball.

Storyboards and Concept Art from Sam Raimi’s SPIDER-MAN 4

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Spider-Man 4 will always be one of those great “What if?” films.  What if Sam Raimi had a chance to redeem himself from Spider-Man 3?  What if we had gotten to see John Malkovich as Vulture and Anne Hathaway as Black Cat?  We’ll never know, but the artifacts remain.  Storyboard artist Jefrey Henderson has released storyboard he did for Spider-Man 4, and while they’re far from anything official (the script was still being worked on when Sony pulled the plug), I am curious about the demon/goblin thing being tossed by Spidey.  The three boards are the only thing Henderson felt he could post without upsetting Raimi, so they’re pretty innocuous (Peter kissing a woman, and using a web to stop falling debris), but perhaps there’s more exciting stuff out there and one day we’ll get to see it.

Hit the jump to check out the storyboards.

DOCTOR WHO Concept Art from Shelved Animated Series

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One mainstay of being a Doctor Who fan is making fun of, lovingly, the low budgets the show has often suffered from, though it’s also part of the series’ endearing charm.  But one way to make the Time Lord and companions unencumbered on their journeys would be to animate them — so why hasn’t this happened yet?

Well, there have a been animated incarnations, though in very small doses.  But Dan Norton, who has done work on DC and WildStorm comics, revealed recently that there was a very cool animated Doctor Who series in the works, though it was shelved so as not to distract from the live-action series.  Hit the jump for more on the project, some of the really cool concept art and what Norton had to say about it all.

New Concept Art from PACIFIC RIM

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New concept art has been released from Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim.  The story is kicked off by the rise of monsters (known as Kaiju) from the sea who start a war that devastates humanity.  To fight back, the humans build giant robots (known as Jaegers) that are controlled by two pilots.  One of the pieces of concept art gives another look at the jaeger “Cherno Alpha”.  As for the other, I assume it’s a kaiju skull, although with the designs on Del Toro’s films, it’s sometime difficult to know what body part you’re looking at.

Hit the jump to check out the concept art.    The film stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Ron PerlmanPacific Rim opens in 3D on July 12th.

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