With many franchises either coming to an end or starting anew this movie season, one that is still going strong is the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange being released in 2016, and more and more in the years to come, Marvel has no intention of slowing down.
Thanks to Ryan Meinerding, fans can now take a look at the concept art that helped form the MCU into what it has become today. He posted some art on his Facebook page that helps show where the final product you saw on the screen got its inspiration.
Here’s Captain America in his first combat outfit, with the army helmet and original shield design. When he wears the goggles, it reminds me of his outfit in the original Ultimates comic book. While I was a fan of the movie costume, I think a hybrid of the two would have been excellent.
This is my favorite pieces of the gallery. Even with knowing the truth behind this character, the way he’s sitting on that throne in front of Mandarin armor would still get me a little scared.
Here is an early look at the Vision. They pretty much kept to this version for the film, minus the collar. While it looks great in the art piece, I can see why they removed it for the movie.
You can check out the rest of Ryan’s art in the gallery below. Thrown in among the Marvel goodness is a concept drawing of Nite-Owl from Watchmen in an armored version of his suit. I know it’s a different company, but it looks so amazing I had to include it there.
So what do you think? How close did the final product look like the concept art? What other movies or characters would you like to see in their early stages? Let me know on Twitter or sound off in the comments below.
IMAGES: Ryan Meinerding/Facebook