Even More Avengers Concept Art! Animated storyboards, set designs, and the evolution of Loki's alien army

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Earlier this morning, we showed you the concept designs for several props from The Avengers. But there's plenty more concept art from Joss Whedon's superhero movie for us to indulge our eyeballs in, detailing the interior settings, action-packed storyboards, and the artistic journey of the Avengers' alien foes and their vehicles.

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Jane Wu, who was also a storyboard artist on Captain America, storyboarded some of the action sequences from The Avengers, including this wormy urban warfare scene:

And the Black Widow's high-flying hijacking:

Raj Rihal painted several of the medical and military interiors:

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Justin Sweet's job was to refine the look of the Chitauri, and here we can see several of the designs that he tested out along the way:

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Josh Nizzi, on the other hand, designed the Chitauri chariots:

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DISCUSSION

jianningwu
Jianning Wu

Given that Loki is the (demi) god of mischief/lies/deception/etc., and he could have talked his way through the events of "Thor" with the Frost Giants, wouldn't it have been more satisfying to use them as the invading army?

The a large portion of the audience was familiar with them and (*Spoiler?) Thanos has no need for an invasion army, so the Chitauri were/are disposable to the overall story (I hope, they've proven to be Phantom Menace battle droid-shut down the control ship vulnerable); so I feel like there would have been a more interesting connection between Loki and his invasion force if it had been Ice Giants and various flying ice beasts. Maybe too complicated for people who only saw Avengers and none of the other tie-in films?

And why the heck did they have IM "fall" back though the portal in space, instead of either being pulled by earths gravity or blasted through by the nuke explosion?