|Iron Man (2008) storyboards by Doug Brode|
When they were filming the blockbuster movie Iron Man they focused on the story and planning the action. So, the script wasn't done when they began filming. "They had no script, man... They had an outline." Jeff Bridges, who played Obadiah Stane, told In Contention, "We would show up for big scenes every day and we wouldn't know what we were going to say. We would have to go into our trailer and work on this scene and call up writers on the phone, 'You got any ideas?' Meanwhile the crew is tapping their foot on the stage waiting for us to come on."
Lots of scenes probably ended up on the cutting room floor. One scene that was cut was a longer version of the surgery scene to implant the arc reactor in Tony Stark's (Robert Downey, Jr) chest. In the movie it was a brief over-the-shoulder shot. But, in this storyboard by Doug Brode, it's a lot more intense.
Brode is a professional concept and storyboard artist who's worked on major films like Looper (2012), Planet of the Apes (2001) and Van Helsing (2004).
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Watch it below (shot is at 3:07):
Here's another look at the Iron Man Mark I suit build. Notice Yin Sen is forging the Iron Man helmet.
See more of Doug Brode's smooth portfolio at http://www.dougbrode.com
Click on the links if you want to see more of Doug Brode's work or Iron Man artwork on my blog.
If you've seen Iron Man do you think the surgery scene should have been more intense? What do you think of the storyboards?
Official Iron Man Synopsis
Suit up for action with Robert Downey Jr. in the ultimate adventure movie you’ve been waiting for, Iron Man! When jet-setting genius-industrialist Tony Stark is captured in enemy territory, he builds a high-tech suit of armor to escape. Now, he’s on a mission to save the world as a hero who’s built, not born, to be unlike any other. Co-starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard and Jeff Bridges.
Directed by Jon Favreau
Cinematography by Matthew Libatique
Production Design by J. Michael Riva
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson
Release Date: May 2, 2008
Official Site: http://ironmanmovie.marvel.com/
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