Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gorgeous Unused Codex Design in MAN OF STEEL Concept Art by Milena Zdravkovic

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - by Maurice Mitchell 2


Check out Man of Steel concept art by Milena Zdravkovic!

In the movie Man of Steel Jor-El (Russell Crowe) steals the "Codex" which Superman Homepage describes as "an ancient Kryptonian artifact that decodes the genetic makeup of the artificially incubated babies on the planet. An ancient Kryptonian skull, inscribed with glowing green glyphs, the Codex dictated the genetic code of millions of Kryptonians as yet unborn. The Codex, as explained by Jax-Ur, contains the DNA of a billion Kryptonians." In the movie it looks like an ancient skull made out of coal or rock, but it almost looked very different. It almost looked like brass or metal.

One of the artists that helped shape the look of the Codex and chamber was Milena Zdravkovic and she shared her artwork from the film on her site. Zdravkovic is a professional concept artist who's worked on Hollywood movies like Robocop (2014), X2 (2003) and Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

Click on the images to enlarge.

Here's what the Codex and the chamber looked like in the movie.




Here's the concept art.


See more of Milena Zdravkovic's gorgeous portfolio at http://www.milenazdravkovic.com

Click on the links if you want to see more of Milena Zdravkovic's work or Man of Steel artwork on my blog.

What do you think of the concept art? If you've seen Man of Steel and The Incredible Hulk what do you think of the ?

Official Man of Steel Synopsis
"From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes 'Man of Steel,' starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, under the direction of Zack Snyder ("300,""Watchmen"). The film also stars three-time Oscar® nominee Amy Adams as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Oscar® nominee Laurence Fishburne as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent's adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Oscar® nominee Diane Lane and Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner. Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Oscar® nominee Michael Shannon, and Faora, Zod's evil partner, played by Antje Traue. Also from Superman's native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman's mother, played by Ayelet Zurer, and Superman's father, Jor-El, portrayed by Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe."
Directed by Zack Snyder
Cinematography by Amir Mokri
Production Design by Alex McDowell
Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Russell Crowe
Cinematography by Amir Mokri
Release Date: June 14, 2013
Official Site: manofsteel.warnerbros.com
© Copyright 2013 Warner Bros., Legendary Pictures, Syncopy. All rights reserved

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2 comments:

  1. I really like your first concept art frame - sort of like skulls withing a skull.

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  2. The detail really makes that picture. The artist has really maximized the use of light and shadow to make this look like a photograph of an actual relic. Cool.

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