|Predators (2010) female Predator concept art by Michael Broom|
Check out Predators and X-Men Origins: Wolverine concept art by Michael Broom!
The Predator (1987) film established the look of the alien hunters pretty definitively. Over the years we've seen some variation, but not much. Some have been tall and some have been short. Some have been thin and others muscular, but one type has never been seen on screen: the female Predator. They've been in comics like Aliens vs. Predator: Deadliest of the Species and novels, like Aliens Vs. Predator: Prey, but never on film.
For Predators (2010) they considered having a female Predator and it went as far as the concept design stage. Michael Broom, who worked on the film as a concept illustrator, has some designs for Predators including a female warrior. She's one ugly motherf**er, but brilliant.
As a bonus, I'm also sharing one of his alternate looks for Deadpool from X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Michael Broom is a professional concept artist who's worked on Hollywood movies like Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007), The Incredible Hulk (2008), and The Thing (2011).
Unused Predator Designs
The concept art was featured in a teaser video at Austin, Texas' "South by Southwest Film Festival" back in 2010 and producer Robert Rodriguez said it was just one of many designs considered for the film. "Most of it was done by three guys that work at Troublemaker Digital who were churning out stuff to see, because I said let's see a lot of ideas so we can pick the best design." Rodriguez said, "Create with this jawbone or that eye set, this body... and as I looked, we just had so much great stuff that I said, 'Well, let's just put it all up so people can see how difficult it would be to go through that process. Because you're like, 'that's great – let's use him!' and 50 more flash by and you can hardly tell that there's a little bit something different here, and I like that one more. And then there are a lot of decisions you have to make as far as finding the right combination. And probably what we ended up with is some of those drawings, combinations of the drawings in there, but you'll have to wait for the movie to see what we actually used. Plus it changes more when you get to the sculpture stage and you play with the idea more, so some of that stuff isn't even final designs."
Broom says he tried to get "ladies represented in the movie...but all [he] got was hate mail about why she has boobs."
Here are some more concept designs for Predators that inspired the final designs.
See more of Michael Broom's work at michaelbroom.daportfolio.com
Click on the links if you want to see more of Michael Broom's work, Predators or X-Men Origins: Wolverine on my blog.
What do you think of the concept art? If you've seen Predators what did you think?
Official Predators Synopsis
Robert Rodriguez presents Predators, a bold new chapter in the Predator universe. Adrien Brody stars as Royce, a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors mysteriously brought together on a jungle planet. But when these cold-blooded human “predators” find themselves in all-out war against a new breed of alien Predators, it’s the ultimate showdown between hunter and prey.
Directed by Nimród Antal
Starring Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Danny Trejo
Cinematography by Gyula Pados
Production Design by Steve Joyner and Caylah Eddleblute
Release date(s): July 7, 2010 (international), July 9, 2010 (United States)
© Copyright 2010 Davis Entertainment, Troublemaker Studios, Dune Entertainment, 20th Century Fox
Official X-Men Origins: Wolverine Summary
X-Men Origins: Wolverine tells the story of Wolverine's epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed, and the ominous Weapon X program. Along the way, Wolverine encounters many mutants, both familiar and new, including surprise appearances by several legends of the X-Men universe whose appearances in the film series have long been anticipated.
Directed by Gavin Hood
Production Design by Barry Robison
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Dominic Monaghan, Ryan Reynolds
Release date(s): April 29, 2009 (Australia), May 1, 2009 (United States)
Official Site: http://www.x- menorigins.com/us/
© Copyright 2009 Twentieth Century Fox, Marvel Entertainment, Donners' Company, Seed Productions, Ingenious Film Partners, Big Screen Productions, Dune Entertainment. All rights reserved