Leading up to a character is fully realized on-screen, several ideas are presented before a final design is chosen. For someone (something?) like Ultron, that meant several different possibilities before the filmmakers finally chose what millions of moviegoers saw in Age of Ultron. He could have looked much different—that concept with a blue hue is amazing! He just wouldn’t have been as menacing.
Following the film’s May release, concept artist Andy Park, who has been with Marvel Studios since 2011’s Thor, shared a handful of designs considered for Ultron, and I wish all of them would have made it into the final movie. It’s cool to see the little nuances that are changed and tweaked before a final design is agreed upon. I thought Ultron looked great in Age of Ultron—menacing, powerful, and, above all, incredibly believable.
Check out the images above and let us know which concept you like the most. They all have varying degrees of realness. A few look like they were directly inspired by armor from the Middle Ages, while others are more humanlike in their appearance. For reference, we’ve included a few shots of the final Ultron design from the movie.
Here we have it: arguably the biggest movie of the year. We don’t normally have the opportunity to see a movie before it hits theaters, and it’s even rarer for us to do a review. But we got invited to the Age of Ultron premiere earlier this month, and we just couldn’t pass it up. […]
Marvel’s media blitz for Age of Ultron has been in hyperspeed ever since the turn of the new year, with clip after clip and trailer after trailer. When you have arguably the biggest movie of 2015, it’s easy to see why the studio is so eager to show of its prized possession. And we’ve been […]