The Marvel Cinematic Universe films, Iron Man (2008), followed by The Incredible Hulk (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), and Marvel's The Avengers (2012) have been nicknamed "Phase One" by producer Kevin Feige.
This week we got a sneak peek at the Phase Two films Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), The Avengers 2 (2015) and the "Phase Three" film Ant-Man (2015) from a promotional video in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled (10-Disc Limited Edition Six-Movie Collector's Set) Blu-ray box set.
In the video was hidden some concept art for the films. While most of the artists are unidentified, some do have cut off signatures and I'm pretty sure I recognize Charlie Wen's in the corner of one the Guardians of the Galaxy illustrations.
Check them out after the jump and click on the images to enlarge. If you're here for the A-Z Challenge Blogfest, skip to the end for today's post.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) "Icarus"
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) "Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Rocket Raccoon, Gamora, Groot and Star-Lord (Chris Pratt)" by Charlie Wen (?)
Here are some reference images:
Watch the featurette here
Phase Two starts soon! Iron Man 3 opens May 3, 2013 directed by Shane Black. Thor: The Dark World opens November 8, 2013 and is directed by Alan Taylor. Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens April 4, 2014 directed by Joe and Anthony Russo. Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1, 2014 directed by James Gunn. The Avengers opens 2 May 1, 2015 directed by Joss Whedon.
Images via Comic Book Movie, Movie Web, Geek Zenith, /Film
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is a film franchise and shared fictional universe that is the setting of superhero films independently produced by Marvel Studios, based on characters that appear in publications by Marvel Comics. The shared universe of the films, much like the Marvel Universe in comic books, was established by crossing over common plot elements, settings, cast, and characters.
The first film to be released in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was Iron Man (2008), followed by The Incredible Hulk (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), and Marvel's The Avengers (2012). Six additional films are in various stages of development as of April 2013: Iron Man 3 (2013) and Thor: The Dark World (2013) are in post-production, Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) is filming, and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), The Avengers 2 (2015) and Ant-Man (2015) have entered pre-production.
What do you think of the illustrations?
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