Check out Iron Man 3 concept art by Phil Saunders!
Iron Man 3 has been out since May, but one of the main concept artists, Phil Saunders, has just shared concept art from the film. They shed some light on a bunch of ideas that never made it into the film including the original idea for the "Extremis" technology, alternate armor designs and the surprising connection this movie has with Game of Thrones.
Phil Saunders is a professional concept artist who's worked on blockbuster movies like The Avengers (2012), Tron Legacy (2010) and Iron Man (2008).
Check out the rest of the images after the jump (click to enlarge).
All comments are from his CGHub page.
Iron Man 3 MkXLII early concept
"We called this one the 'track suit.' Wonder why. The helmet design from this one was eventually incorporated into Ryan Meinerding's final Mk 42." - Phil Saunders
Iron Man 3 War Machine Mk2 Concept
"Another of several designs I did for the updated War Machine. This one was an attempt at referencing military aircraft rather than tanks for the forms to create a more streamlined but still weaponized suit. The helmet and side intakes on this design were eventually incorporated into Ryan Meinerding's final suit." - Phil Saunders
Iron Man 3 Extremis concept
"An early design for the character of 'Savin.' In early versions of the script Extremis was based on Nanotechnology like in the comic book, and would have constructed some sort of internal armor structure to grant the enhanced soldiers super-strength and near-invulnerability. thematically they would have been a reflection of Tony Stark, wearing their "suits" internally rather than externally. Makeup would have subtly suggested that structure by deforming their skin in a mechanical way. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau from Game of Thrones was considered early on for the role (at that time called Kruger) so our early sketches reflected his likeness." - Phil Saunders
Iron Man 3 MkXV "Sneaky" stealth suit
"Another unused design from Iron Man 1 that I brushed off and revised for IM3's roster of suits. Again I'd never developed a back view, so I finally got to complete a design I'd always liked." - Phil Saunders
Iron Man 3 MkXL "Shotgun" Hypervelocity suit Flying
"A keyframe to show how the Hypervelocity suit would look locked together in flight mode. I always liked the idea of a suit that would lock together into a streamlined airfoil shape for flight. This one would have been lightly armored and lightweight. The 'face' design was meant to suggest a fighter pilot with oxygen mask and visor. An exercise in seeing how far we could push the iconic Iron Man 'face' and still make it recognizable. In a roster of 42 suits you have to find a way to make them as distinct as possible." - Phil Saunders
Iron Man 3 MkXXXVII "Hammerhead" Deep Dive suit
"An unused design from Iron Man 1 I brushed off and revised for IM3's roster of suits. I'd never developed a back view, so much of the focus went there as well as figuring out how to get some articulation out of the bulky concept. The color was ultimately changed by VFX in the final film." - Phil Saunders
See more of Phil Saunders' work at http://www.saunderscreative.com and his CGHub site http://wacomonkey.cghub.com/
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What do you think of the concept art? If you've seen Iron Man 3,what did you think?
Official Iron Man 3 Synopsis
Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce & Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of “Tales of Suspense” (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with “The Invincible Iron Man” (#1) in May of 1968.
“Iron Man 3” is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures and DMG Entertainment. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing and Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Charles Newirth, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Alan Fine, Stan Lee and Dan Mintz are executive producers. The film releases May 3, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
(2013-05-03)Release Date: May 3, 2013 (US)
Directed by: Shane Black
Cinematography by John Toll
Production Design by Bill Brzeski
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley
Official website: http://marvel.com/ironman3
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