Ant-Man concept artist and frequent Marvel collaborator Andy Park has taken to his Instagram page to reveal some never-before-seen “first pass” alternate helmet concept designs for Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang/Ant-Man in Peyton Reed’s 2015 Marvel Studios film.
Park has also worked as a concept artist for Marvel Studios on a number of other occasions, designing costumes for characters in films such as James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy and Joe and Anthoy Russo’s Captain America: Civil War.
Check out the alternate designs in the image below:
These are 1st pass concept design takes on Ant-Man on the1st film. They were looking for a retro non-Stark look. This was Hank Pym’s design sensibilities. As usual we start with the source material & look at his comic book look. And then we take the needs of our movie & make sense of the two. I always enjoy doing these faster concept designs rather than more rendered illustrations especially in 1st passes. But a lot of times we need to do the more rendered version to help sell it. #antman #paulrudd #conceptart #costume #design #illustration #instaart #painting #그림 #그림스타그램 #marvel #marvelstudios
As Park states in the caption for the image, these alternate helmets were designed taking Hank Pym’s design sensibilities into account, as in the film’s world it would have been Michael Douglas’ character that designed the first Ant-Man suit. However, you can also clearly see the influence from the comics in these designs. I believe the top middle to be the most comic-accurate, as the character oftentimes had openings for his eyes and mouth in the source material. That whole thing about the character having to be completely covered from head-to-toe in order for the shrinking process not to harm them in any way was a creation of the film version.
Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang/Ant-Man will next be seen in Avengers: Infinity War, directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, before returning for Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, which will also star Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne/Wasp, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne, Michael Peña as Luis, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, T.I. as Dave, Judy Greer as Maggie, Abby Ryder Fortson as Cassie Lang, Randall Park as Agent Jimmy Woo, Walton Goggins as Sonny Burch, Hannah John-Kamen as the Ghost and Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018, followed by Ant-Man and the Wasp, which will be released in theaters on July 6, 2018. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Ant-Man and the Wasp, Avengers: Infinity War, and all of the Marvel Studios film as we learn it.
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