New Thor Concept Art Isn't What You Think

Illustration for article titled New Thor Concept Art Isn't What You Think

There's been a lot of buzz over new concept art, rumored to come from the live-action adaptation of Thor. But don't fling your Uru hammers just yet — we've busted this rumor wide open.

Comic Book Movie posted this little bit of Thor movie concept art from Dan Panosian. Who you may remember from his work illustrating Captain America, Spawn, Green Lantern and The Flash. Having spotted the work on Twitter, they asked if this was the real deal. It's not.

The work came from a project he did for Marvel's Thor — just not the live-action movie. Rather, it's for an animated film. Which is still great, but no, this is not what your Norse God will look like in the flesh. Here's what Panosian had to say on his Deviant Art site.

Want to a funny story that will bring a tear to your eye?

Of course you do. You're still reading this. So I get a call from an Art Director friend of mine on Saturday as I was preparing to get my place ready for the Fedor/Arlovski fight. He asked me if I could submit a last minute design for the Thor movie that Marvel is doing.

Over course I was thrilled. They needed it Monday morning. Fine, whatever! They could of needed it in a few hours and I would of complied. It's Thor! Hell, I did design work for [link] Superhero, the Movie - I was waiting for a REAL superhero movie to come along!

Anyway, I factored in a few things. Like creating a suit that could successfully pad an actor and give him some heroic bulk, etc. I also knew that the colors had to be a bit more subdued than the Kirby comic book. And sadly, I had to come up with something that wouldn't look ridiculous on. A tall order.

So, I did what I could and enjoyed every minute of it. I managed about 65% of what I envisioned. Generally that's a decent success when it comes to applying your vision to paper.

I even incorporated the marks on Thor's plates into his logo...

Here's the sad part. I turned it in and that's when the AD mentioned it was a design for the ANIMATED movie. I just assumed it was for the Live Action film I've heard buzz about... Clearly I need to learn to ask more questions...! Assumption is the mother of all... what's the word I'm looking for? ;)

Hell, at least I got to design a Thor costume, right?

Share This Story

Get our `newsletter`



Man, Thor sure looks pissed in that picture, though.