|Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) storyboards by Darrin Denlinger|
The 2007 sequel to Fantastic Four got mixed reviews but, in it's opening weekend, was the highest-grossing movie at the U.S. box office. In the end, it grossed $289 million worldwide, but was considered a flop. Recently I contacted Darrin Denlinger who was one of the artists that worked on the film and he sent me some exclusive storyboards that show a very different take on the film. Because of the number of boards he sent me I'm releasing them in two parts over the next two days.
Update: See the next set here!
Darrin Denlinger is a professional storyboard artist who's worked on blockbuster movies like The Avengers (2012), Iron Man 3 (2013), and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
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Doctor Doom's Castle in Latveria
"In early development, Dr. Doom's castle in Latveria was a big presence in the film. while producing stuff for the studio presentation, I did series of illustrations detailing the Fantastic Four's escape from the castle and Victor Von Doom's army of 'Doombots'" - Darrin Denlinger
Fantasti-Car Air Battle
"The FantastiCar designed by Tim Flattery was my absolute favorite piece of eye candy from the project. These illustrations show it in action as the team head toward their final showdown with Dr. Doom. I think it was such a missed opportunity that this vehicle was never really exploited in the merchandising of the film." - Darrin Denlinger
Fantastic Four to the Rescue
"Before the script was done, we explored several types of rescue operations that could show the team in action. Most didn't get past the 'wouldn't it be cool if…' stage. I particularly love the underwater rescue with Ben Grimm in THING-sized scuba gear." - Darrin Denlinger
Check back tomorrow for more of Denlinger's storyboards for Fantastic Four 2 and see the terrifying action scenes that they cut out of the Richard's wedding!
See more of Darrin Denlinger's marvelous portfolio at his IMDb page!
Click on the links if you want to see more of Darrin Denlinger's work or Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer artwork on my blog.
What do you think of the storyboards? If you've seen Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer would you have liked these scenes added?
Official Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Synopsis
Catch a wave of "terrific adventure" and "non-stop action" (CBS-TV) in this fun and fantastically entertaining smash-hit! "Invisible Woman: Sue Storm and "Mr. Fantastic" Dr. Reed Richards are about to be married when a mysterious alien... the Silver Surfer... crashes the proceedings and heralds Earth's impending destruction. With time running out, the Fantastic Four reluctantly teams up with the nefarious Dr. Doom in a thrilling effort to save our planet!
Directed by Tim Story
Cinematography by Larry Blanford
Starring Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Ioan Gruffudd, Michael Chiklis, Julian McMahon
Release date: June 15, 2007
© Copyright 2007 20th Century Fox, Marvel Studios, 1492 Pictures, Constantin Film, Ingenious Film Partners