|X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) concept art by Dean Sherriff|
The third X-Men movie got mixed reviews but, as I've shown in concept art by Adrien Van Viersen, the ending scene with Jean Grey\ Dark Phoenix' attacking San Fransisco was supposed to be much bigger. Recently, I came across some artwork by one of the artists on the film that shows how truly massive, and expensive, it could have been.
Dean Sherriff is a professional concept artist who's worked on major films like Fantastic Four (2007), After Earth (2013) and Watchmen (2009).
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This one shows Phoenix parting the waters of San Francisco Bay
This one shows San Fransisco turned upside-down or "inverted"
Here are some illustrations of Magneto's moving the bridge
Here are some shots of what Juggernaut's prison almost looked like. But first, here's what it looked like in the film.
As a bonus, here's another look at what could have been the Danger Room from X2 (2003)
You can get hi-res versions of these images here.
See more of Dean Sherriff's fascinating portfolio at http://www.deansherriff.com
Click on the links if you want to see more of Dean Sherriff's work or X-Men: The Last Stand artwork on my blog.
What do you think of the concept art? If you've seen X-Men: The Last Stand what do you think of the final scene?
Official X-Men: The Last Stand Summary
"Experience the awesome power of The X-Men's epic, final battle. Join well-known mutant heroes and villains, and meet a cadre of all-new warriors -- including Angel, Beast, Juggernaut and Colossus -- in this thrilling, explosive adventure! After a controversial 'cure' is discovered, mutants can choose to retain their superhuman abilities or give up their unique gifts and become 'normal.' When peaceful mutant leader Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) clashes with his militant counterpart, Magneto (Ian McKellen), the battle lines are drawn for the war to end all wars."
Director: Brett Ratner
Cinematography by Dante Spinotti
Production Design by Ed Verreaux
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Bill Duke, Kelsey Grammer, Anthony Heald
Official site: http://www.xmenthelaststanddvd.com/
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