|X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) concept art by Jon McCoy|
When talking about the design of the Sentinels for the latest X-Men movie director Bryan Singer told Collider, "Well the Sentinels of the past, it’s not, I mean, I have to say, there are movies like Transformers, and Iron Man, and Pacific Rim, that have already explored robots of all different sizes and shapes and scope and caliber, I knew that to make another robot attacks people or hero movie is not- yet they are an element in the picture." He also said, there was a challenge in following up on the legacy of the comic books saying, "Well we tried to make the ones from 1973, the Sentinels of the past, a little fun and stylish but also a little retro, and the key is they’re not made of metal. That’s very important to our story because we’ve got a very powerful mutant. So that was a challenge to, to make them look like they could be made of polymer or some other material, plastic or something, but still have them be formidable when flying around and all that." One of the artists that helped design the look of the Sentinels as well asother important elements was Jon McCoy.
McCoy is a professional concept artist who's worked on big budget films like Thor: The Dark World (2014), Wrath of the Titans (2012) and World War Z (2013).
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