Ooooh Pretty: Alternate Concept Art For Vision And Hulkbuster Revealed


Months have passed since Avengers: Age of Ultron was finally released and now we are just patiently waiting for the DVD and Blu-Ray.

Yeah, I know: that DVD/Blu-Ray is taking too long, but in the meantime, we can delight ourselves with interviews, clips and even gifs that will remind us of all the feels. There are some of us who love everything related to the pre-production process, and for us this has come: alternate conceptual art.

Oh yes! I love seeing the creative process in its different types and phases, whether it’s the script, the costumes, or the art.

Marvel Studios conceptual artist Ryan Meinerding (who also worked in Guardians of the Galaxy) posted some pieces of conceptual art he made for Avengers: Age of Ultron. These pieces show some early ideas for the Vision (played by Paul Bettany) and the Hulkbuster, that huge armour Tony Stark and Bruce Banner built in case the Hulk became uncontrollable.

The Vision is the android made by the Science Bros to help them fight Ultron. Among the coolest features of the Vision are the infinity stone on his forehead (taken from Loki’s sceptre) and that he is worthy of lifting the Mj√∂lnir. Hell yes.

The first piece of the Vision’s concept art is way different from the final version; it actually looks pretty scary, and it kinda looks like he has no skin and is showing his muscles as they are. It’s freaking me out a bit.

Luckily, the following images show a Vision more like the one we saw on the big screen, with a green suit like the one he wears in the comics.

As for the Hulkbuster, the changes are not as dramatic as the previous ones. It’s actually a bit hard to tell what the changes were, but if you look closely and compare, the arc reactor has a different shape and one has some weapons on its armpits (a bit strange, but it would have looked awesome in action!)

What do you think of these desgins? Do you like any of them better than the theatrical versions? Let us know in the comments section!

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