Spider-Man 3 behind-the-scenes video on Venom with E. J. Krisor!
The fluid look of Sandman (Thomas Haden Church) in Spider-Man 3 is the main reason Sam Raimi wanted him as the villain. They said he's a great "visual character." Spider-Man star Tobey McGuire said he'd been "waiting for Sandman to be a villain" saying, "I think Sandman's qualities are very difficult to deal with in that he can shape-shift, basically, using sand in any form. So, it's really hard to defeat that character. And that's the great thing about Spider-Man from the comic books, too, that Spider-Man was generally the weaker of the two fighters, and he would have to find the villains vulnerabilities in order to defeat them."
The fluid look of Sandman was hard to achieve. But digital effects supervisor Ken Hahn said, "We were given a lot of conceptual art that was very helpful from E. J. Krisor."
E. J. Krisor is a professional concept and costume illustrator who's worked on big budget movies like The Amazing Spider-Man (2013), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and Superman Returns (2006).
Check out the rest of the images after the jump (click to enlarge).
Sony released this behind-the-scenes webisode to promote the movie in 2007.
Here's some concept art from the video and other artwork by E.J. Krisor of Sandman and New Goblin.
Krisor doesn't have a website that I know of, but his pencilwork is second to none. You can see more in the book The Spider-Man Chronicles: The Art and Making of Spider-Man 3.
Click on the links if you want to see more of E. J. Krisor's work and Spider-Man 3 on my blog.
Some images via sonypicturesmuseum.com
What do you think of the concept art? If you've seen Spider-Man 3 what did you think?
Official Spider-Man 3 Summary
Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) finally has the girl of his dreams, Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), and New York City is in the throes of Spider-mania! But when a strange alien symbiote turns Spider-Man's suit black, his darkest demons come to light changing Spider-Man inside as well as out. Spider-Man is in for the fight of his life against a lethal mix of villains - the deadly Sandman (Thomas Haden Church), Venom (Topher Grace), and the New Goblin (James Franco) - as well as the enemy within himself.
Directed by Sam Raimi
Cinematography by Bill Pope
Starring Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace, Bryce Dallas Howard, James Cromwell, Rosemary Harris, J. K. Simmons
Release Date May 4, 2007 (USA)
Official Site: http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/spider-man3
© Copyright 2007 Sony Pictures, Marvel Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Columbia Pictures