THE AVENGERS New Behind-The-Scenes Tidbits; Concept Art, Storyboards And More!

Featuring a ton initial designs of the Chitauri, new behind-the-scenes stills, animatic storyboards and more, hit the jump for a roundup of news involving the making of Marvel's The Avengers.



Proudly displaying their early involvement with the box-office phenomenon Marvel's The Avengers, which has a worldwide total of $1,064,029,000, as of Friday, conceptual artists Raj Rihal, Josh Nizzi, and Justin Sweet have released some of their stunning art work for the movie. In addition, storyboard artist Jane Wu has revealed animatic videos of for climatic scenes of the movie. With a few more interesting tidbits, check it out below!

(Storyboards by Jane Wu)





(Raj Rihal)













"I'm proud to say I worked on Marvel's THE AVENGERS," says Justin Sweet. "My task on this film was to develop the Aliens that the Avengers fight. It was a collaborative effort, and I worked along some very talented fellows. Here are some of the aliens that I did ending with the last one that got the nod for the final. Fun trying to figure these guys out."




"Trying to get some Kirby in there..."


"Trying out some chariot ideas.."













(Josh Nizzi)
























Lastly, while 'Bruce Banner' actor completed motion capture work for the Incredible Hulk, there was someone else who did so; Steve Romm, aka Green Steve. In addition to providing a photo from the Albuquerque set, the bodybuilder shared with Long Island Newsday specific things he did; running, jumping and slamming Loki around.

"I did one day [as a S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent, and when we were done, they asked me if I could stay longer. One of the casting directors said, 'You're going to be painted green. You know what that means, right?' It meant about 30 days in body paint, being shot with these special cameras taking pictures from every angle so they can see every nuance of how the muscles bounce and flex," he says. "I never signed a contract for the Hulk, just [one] as a S.H.I.E.L.D. soldier. When the Hulk's jumping from building to building, they had me jumping from particle board to particle board," he says. He also revealed he received $300 daily for his services; more than any extra.







Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures “Marvel’s The Avengers”--the super hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel super heroes Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, & directed by Joss Whedon from a screenplay by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble on May 4, 2012. The film is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. In addition to "Marvel's The Avengers," Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including "Iron Man 3" on May 3, 2013!; and “Thor 2” on November 15, 2013.


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