Thursday, August 1, 2013

Cutting Edge Silver Samurai THE WOLVERINE concept art by Josh Nizzi

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - by Maurice Mitchell 2


Check out The Wolverine concept art by Josh Nizzi!

Josh Nizzi is a professional concept illustrator who's worked on Hollywood films like The Avengers (2012), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011).
 
Check out the rest of the pictures after the jump (click to enlarge).


When I asked Josh about the designs he said. "The Production Designer Fran├žois Audouy wanted a sleek and high tech design that was functional as well.  I drew inspiration from concept cars and motorcycles, the comic designs, a bit of anime mechs and of course samurai armor.  It was a fun design to work on – I hope they make a cool figure of it!"

Here's what it looked like in the film.


Now, here's the concept art.






By the way, here's the very uncool action figure Hasbro put out.

See more of Josh Nizzi's work at joshnizzi.com

Click on the links if you want to see more of Josh Nizzi's work and The Wolverine on my blog.  

(Hat tip to Nailbiter111 at Comic Book Movie for the link)

What do you think of the illustrations?
 
Official The Wolverine Summary
Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.

Directed by James Mangold
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Famke Janssen, Will Yun Lee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Haruhiko Yamanouchi, Brian Tee

Release date: July 26, 2013 (USA)

Official Site: http://thewolverinemovie.com/us/

© Copyright 2014 Marvel Entertainment, The Donners' Company, Seed Productions, Hutch Parker Entertainment, 20th Century Fox. All rights reserved

About the Author

Maurice Mitchell
Lover of science fiction and art.

2 comments:

  1. That almost resembles the big mech in 'Thor.' I haven't seen 'The Wolverine' just yet, but I will eventually. However, I do think Wolverine may be a little over-exposed.

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  2. Wow, that concept art is amazing, especially when you see how closely the final product matched. But that action figure is a joke not even close. I suspect they made the action figure without consulting with the movie.

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