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Holy crap! Check out these awesome Thor and Captain America concept pieces!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I just checked into my hotel in San Diego and when I plugged in I saw some cool-ass stuff hit the nets while I was traveling. Yahoo has some awesome concept art images from Marvel's two big upcoming franchise pictures: Thor and Captain America. Both are drool-worthy (God, I love concept art), but pay particularly close attention to the Captain America image. If the movie is half as cool as that concept piece then we're in for some greatness. Be sure to click on either picture to visit Yahoo and see the super big versions!

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  • July 20, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST


    by WerePlatypus

    It's a funny word.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:18 p.m. CST


    by Tacom

  • July 20, 2010, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Dammit. Oh well nice pics.

    by Tacom

  • July 20, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    I have a feeling ...

    by Toe Jam

    That just looking at these awesome pieces of concept art for five minutes each will be a better experience than either of the respective movies.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Comic Con Footage

    by TheImperialGuy

    Will this be the year where we finally have the studios OFFICIALLY release the footage they show to the rest of the world post-premiere? Probably not, but a great thought. I'll be the first on You Tube Sunday morning praying for the bootlegs.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST

    thor neat, cap na

    by yourSTEPDADDY

  • July 20, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST


    by Le Vicious Fishus

    And by "gay," I mean FUCKING COOL.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    I'm really starting to think Thor is going to kick ass!

    by Jaka

    Still indifferent on Caps, though.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST



  • July 20, 2010, 8:33 p.m. CST


    by RumTally

    I don't know. There's a little too much gold in that Thor picture.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Cap needs wings on his head.

    by SID 8.0

  • July 20, 2010, 8:35 p.m. CST

    I'm not bothered by the gold

    by Jaka

    In fact, I'd be pretty happy if somebody could get around to making a serious comic book movie without everything being darkly lit and somber in mood. Serious and even violent plays quite well against light and shiny. It can be done, damn it!

  • July 20, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    I agree...

    by RumTally

    I was just talking shit to the people whining about the previous Thor pictures.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    I'm still mad at Marvel

    by Ribbons

    But that Captain America concept art is pretty amazing.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST




  • July 20, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    I think it's official

    by IndyCollector

    Thor ain't wearing the helmet. This and the previously release photos of him are without said noggin gear.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    I believe in Joe Johnston.

    by Tarijeno

    Joe got a lot of shit for The Wolfman, but it wasn't his movie to begin with. I'm looking forward to a Captain America which combines The Rocketeer & Saving Private Ryan.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST

    the gold doesn't bother me at all


    what bothers me is that thor looks like a trailer park redneck dressed up in a rubber thor halloween costume.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Wings on helmet

    by Norm3

    Why can't they add that. It would Ccomplete the look. Maybe on the next version in the fthe film.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST

    and he was drunk on budweiser and lost his helmet


    on the way to the halloween party

  • July 20, 2010, 8:45 p.m. CST

    See, here's what I'm thinking...

    by Fuzzyjefe

    both of these films may just rock our collective socks off. But I'm thinking smart money's on Thor being epically awesome. Jury's still out on Cap. <p> Bring it home Johnston. I have faith in ya Branagh. Verily, forsooth.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Wings on helmet are lame

    by Tall_Boy66

    No wings on helmet FTW.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:46 p.m. CST

    My problem with the Thor armor is...

    by Tarijeno

    It looks like it's made out of plastic and rubber. It should look more metallic and "knightly", and not so Sam Raimi's Green Goblin-ish.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:46 p.m. CST

    That Thor pic looks more impressive

    by mastermold

    They're both impressive but if that's what we're in store for with the Thor movie, then I'm all for that.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:51 p.m. CST

    If Marvel gives out poster-size versions of that art

    by terry1978

    All will be forgiven.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Thor artwork looks cool but set pics look terrible

    by _Venkman

    That Captain America picture looks awesome. Does anyone know how much of the film is set in WW2?

  • July 20, 2010, 8:51 p.m. CST

    never be as cool live action though

    by Human_Bean_Juice_

    its the law

  • July 20, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST

    I love this art... too bad Marvel dropped the ball

    by BetterCallSaul

    with their casting decisions

  • July 20, 2010, 8:56 p.m. CST

    So....only 1 question......

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    ...who will Marvel replace Chris Hemsworth & Chris Evans with for future movies?

  • July 20, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Only 1 answer...

    by Fuzzyjefe

    Michael Cera.

  • July 20, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST


    by fat_rancor_keeper

    ......well in that case okay.

  • July 20, 2010, 9:11 p.m. CST

    There has been about 50 years of "concept art" for both films

    by Rupee88

    wgas about these two images..doesn't mean it will translate into anything in the actual film...slow news day again?

  • July 20, 2010, 9:14 p.m. CST

    No wings on Cap, aka "winghead"

    by Dingbatty

    looks incomplete, is disrespectful to Kirby and Simon and their iconic imagery. No need to call yourself a fan of the character if you are embarrassed by him.

  • July 20, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    More of the same lame "concept art."

    by GrendelGrendelGrendel

    I don't see any "concepts." Just bad paintings with lame compositions, and no IDEAS. LAME LAME LAME, and ugly, too.

  • July 20, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Ah, that puts a smile on my face.

    by rabidfnark

    Please let the actual movies be one eighth as cool as those pics. I like the idea of Brannagh directing Thor (I can't think of a better guy for a movie where the words 'what ho' may appear as actual dialogue), and love the idea of a period piece Cap. I just hope some the coolness behind those thoughts winds up on screen.

  • July 20, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST



    how is this for a concept: I'm going to paint a picture of Thor pissing in your mouth. I think I'll call the piece: TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION.

  • July 20, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    the set pics on thor

    by antonphd

    they are practically empty. i think we can assume that there's much to be added in post.

  • July 20, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST


    by Le Vicious Fishus


  • July 20, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST

    No one's even going

    by Mockingbuddha

    to mention that Captain America has a pistol? Is it so he can shoot people in the legs and arms repeatedly, or is he going to be a killer? It's kind of a big change. The first Cap image ever was Cap PUNCHING Hitler in the face, not shooting him in the face. The shield is both defensive and offensive, plus Cap's super powered physique allowed him to be a way better living weapon than the guns carried by all the un-super-soldiers around him. Also both of these heros should have wings on their heads. GIANT SQUID!!!

  • July 20, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Soldier in a costume

    by Dawhiteguy

    Did Cap wield guns during WW2?

  • July 20, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    I'd been going to Comic-Con for years...

    by MaceTowani

    as my closest friend moved to San Diego and lived 5 minutes drive from the convention center. Now, the shit is way to packed and not half as fun. It has become way to commercial since around the time it was mentioned on Entourage. Any way, I'll never forget meeting Stan Lee and getting a pic with him and my best bud...priceless!

  • July 20, 2010, 9:44 p.m. CST

    The illustrations never look like the final movie

    by RPLocke

    Example - star wars.

  • July 20, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    that Thor

    by Genre_Baby

    looks much, much nicer than any live action imagery I've seen in the last week. They are going to have to do something mighty in order to get me to the theatre as I'm pretty bummed at what I've seen outside of this piece.

  • July 20, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Captain America did use a gun in WWII

    by terry1978

    But the 616 Cap didn't, the 1940s Cap did.

  • July 20, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Not bad

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    Cap with a gun is cool. He's a soldier so he should have one. Thor without his helmet doesn't bother me but, yeah, I do want to see it. Loki looks dead-on.

  • July 20, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Frickin' DAMMIT

    by brattyben

    All you guys whining about no wings, give it up. I think it's fine. Would you trust a guy in a war if he had a couple of fairy wings on his head? No. Seriously tho, this is the WWII Cap, here. Who knows what the Avengers costume will be like, and you know they will update it. As well as Iron Man's armor, and the Hulk, and Probably Thor as well. So in time those bitching about no wings, will be bitching about how the wings aren't right when they do get them. Just shut up and watch the movie.

  • July 20, 2010, 10:03 p.m. CST

    just use comic book art for the concept work

    by 2007

    this stuff looks ill concieved. hitch did all that amazing cap art in the ultimates. and coipel is smashing thor with ever spread. and ofcourse rubic.

  • July 20, 2010, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Remember, he IS Captain America...

    by Fuzzyjefe

    and you can have his gun when you pry it from his cold, dead fingers. Or his cold, frozen-in-a-block-of-ice-for-half-a-century-but-not-quite-dead fingers.

  • July 20, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Where did those spaces come from?

    by Fuzzyjefe

    I don't need no steenkin spaces!

  • July 20, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Hmm, gun or no gun?

    by rabidfnark

    The current Cap (Bucky) carries one and it works okay, so it doesn't surprise me that they gave him one here. I also suppose it's a bit more realistic for him to carry a gun... I mean, he is a soldier in a war (at least it's not a machine gun). As for for whether or not it is appropriate for the character... well, Captain America has undergone a myriad changes over the years (the gun being only a small one). Steve Rogers has used firearms before (albeit not with any regularity) and (Post 9/11) had even come to the realization that a soldier is sometimes required to kill to protect his country. I'd have to say that, as long as it remains holstered it's absolutely vital to his or someone else's survival (and Cap remains more regular Marvel than Ultimates), then I'm personally okay with it. I can only speak for myself though, so have at it.

  • July 20, 2010, 10:09 p.m. CST

    ahem, "UNLESS it's absolutely vital..."

    by rabidfnark

    Damn my lack of editing skills!

  • July 20, 2010, 10:17 p.m. CST


    by Rupee88

    Yeah Hitler was the kind of guy who should have been punched not shot...(rolls eyes)

  • July 20, 2010, 10:18 p.m. CST

    OK seriously.....

    by codecrackx15

    These were on latino review this guys are behind.

  • July 20, 2010, 10:20 p.m. CST

    "just use comic book art"

    by TheHumanBurrito

    Movie making doesn't work that way. Maybe when comics are framed up in the proper aspect ratio, with the color schemes settled on, and....ohfuckit, there's reason that shit isn't lifted straight from comic panels as used as concept art, ok?

  • July 20, 2010, 10:23 p.m. CST

    In Cap's defense


    He punched Hitler BEFORE the US Entered WWII. I believe it is still one of his biggest regrets, not shooting the fucker. <p> And the Golden Age Cap killed people all the time - he also was very merciful. When Nazi agents surrendered he turned them in. And he didn't torture. Take that Jack Bauer.

  • July 20, 2010, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Cap's helmet


    Ok, if you don't want wings sticking out at least have wings painted on the side. Just one-color makes it look weird. Add something to break it up a little.

  • July 20, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Wouldnt the super soldier be more lethal in camo?

    by PvtTOUCH

    i know i know but all im sayin is they better have a clever reason why a guy would be dressed up as a flag with a big sniper bullseye on his chest in the booger-hued ww2 era

  • July 20, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Cap's ball sack

    by JeanGrey_X23_lesboSex

    I dig the look. Have a vintage style for this film, come Avengers "after defrost" give him a more modern suit. good work

  • July 20, 2010, 10:35 p.m. CST

    It honestly looks like Video Game conept art to me

    by Willbraham

    Whether or not that's a step in the right direction is to be seen.

  • July 20, 2010, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Know why they look so awesome?

    by Undercover Fanboy

    Because they're illustrated. Like comic books.

  • July 20, 2010, 10:38 p.m. CST

    I thought about it and decided...

    by rabidfnark

    WINGS FOR EVERYONE!!! Give cap his wings, give Thor his winged helmet, and as long as we're talkin' wings... when the Flash movie actually gets made over at DC/WB, give him his wings as well!

  • July 20, 2010, 10:44 p.m. CST


    by Thanos0145

    WITH THESE MOVIES!<p>No wings on CAP and no Helmet for Thor (which would help immensely with covering the bad wig job on Hemsworth).<p>I'm guessing that the ICONIC CAP COSTUME WITH WINGS will be used only in the USO scene (probably with more dancing). Jack "The King" Kirby must be rolling in his grave.

  • July 20, 2010, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Thor art looks fantastic

    by kevred

    Every subsequent image we're getting suggests better and grander things. Go for it, Branagh! Pull out all the stops!

  • July 20, 2010, 11:08 p.m. CST

    But wings would look silly on Cap!

    by kevred

    Blue tights and mask with red and white stripes, plus a circular shield with stars and stripes on it look completely normal and practical on the battlefield. But WINGS? Come on. Get real. Who would buy that?

  • July 20, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST

    "Is Cap going to be a killer?"

    by Ribbons

    Well, he's a soldier in World War II. So I'm going to guess yes. <br> <br> Also, verily, what's up with Thor's leather pants/Doc Martens combo? Forsooth!

  • July 20, 2010, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Bibleman, it's possible, but...

    by kevred

    ...I just can't believe that some kind of stylized/streamlined wing, or a wing image painted on the side of the helmet, wouldn't work.<p>It wouldn't have to be the little sticking-out wing from the comic; something painted on would look just fine - think of the designs painted on fighter planes of the day, or on the sides of motorcycle helmets. I can't imagine it'd look more out of place than everything else in the Cap costume. It seems like such an arbitrary thing to omit.

  • July 20, 2010, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Loved Thor's concept art, hated the footage.

    by Se7en

    Really disliking Thor's costume. It' so similar to Batman's design. And seems very earthly.

  • July 20, 2010, 11:33 p.m. CST

    kevred, wings painted on side of helmet


    I agree. Couldn't they have stylized something like this and painted it on the helmet: <P> <P> And had the wing portion wrap around to the side of the helmet? And maybe still have the A in the center of the forehead? I think it actually would give it an even more militaristic look.

  • July 20, 2010, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Very nice.

    by blackwood

    I think THOR will be awesome, partly because anything Norsish has to try hard to not be awesome, and largely because Kenneth Branagh is directing, and both DEAD AGAIN and HAMLET were solid.<p>As for CAP... I don't know. I'm willing to give Johnston the benefit of the doubt. Chris Evans is great casting. I loved HONEY I SHRUNK THE KIDS when I was little. Also he gave us THE ROCKETEER. JUMANJI has coolness. I think he can do right by it. I hope Joss Whedon rewrote the script, though. Because that would go a long way to making me happy.

  • July 21, 2010, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Why do you people bitch so much?

    by AmbroseChaseWillRise

    I keep seeing, cap's head looks like the tip of a dick, his costume should look more comic book like, where are the wings. Give me a fucking break. Ever dick moaning, bitching and complaining about the costume will be the first ones on line to see it. It's afucking movie, get over it. As far as costumes are concerned, I'm sure that didn't stop any of you flakes from watching the x-men movies, and their costumes sucked.

  • July 21, 2010, 12:18 a.m. CST

    The costumes weren't as important for the X-men.

    by Shermdawg

    Cap, it is.

  • July 21, 2010, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Concept Art Looks Great, But That Means Nothing

    by LaserPants

    Hell, the concept art looks great on almost everything. The Phantom Menace concept art looks like its the second cumming of NerdChrist, but the movie? Not so much!

  • July 21, 2010, 12:48 a.m. CST


    by Iahael

    OK, I do think it is cool that they are obviously being inspired by Kirby pretty directly, and the Cap art gives me a little hope. Thor by Branagh is still a psycho concept, I'm just sayin'. T.'.

  • July 21, 2010, 12:56 a.m. CST


    by Anything But Tangerines

    Well, it's only concept art but if those action sequences translate directly to cinema, yeah... Holy shit.

  • July 21, 2010, 1:15 a.m. CST

    how do you fuckin nerds get a boner from this crap?

    by animas

    I really would like to know where ANY interest in comic book crap comes from....

  • July 21, 2010, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Most of the film for Cap is going to be during WW2

    by The Founder

    At least I think it will. Tony or Fury is gonna show up when either Stark Industries or Shield pull him outta of the Ice

  • July 21, 2010, 1:20 a.m. CST

    1023×417px is not 'super big'

    by manifestchaos

    This is 2010, not 1998.

  • July 21, 2010, 1:20 a.m. CST

    Write in the Wings

    by Dr Sidney Schaefer

    You could even write the wings into the script. - Cap parachutes in, saves a bunch of soldiers in trouble, and they all call him their guardian angel or something and get wings painted onto his helmet (wings either side of the the A = angel). I'm sure some scriptwriter could do better...

  • July 21, 2010, 1:27 a.m. CST

    not as epic as this...

    by TiPPiDa

  • July 21, 2010, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Well animas...

    by Fuzzyjefe

    at least a 3rd grade reading level helps. <p> Would it even do any good to point out the inherent silliness of coming to a 'geek' website and bitching at the geeks for having an interest in geeky things?

  • July 21, 2010, 1:37 a.m. CST

    No wings on Cap = no helm on Thor =

    by ReportAbuse

    flames on Optimus = no giant squiddy = nipples on batsuit

  • July 21, 2010, 1:50 a.m. CST

    I smell batnipples

    by NippleEffect

    smells like mold and fanboy tears

  • July 21, 2010, 2:09 a.m. CST

    EXACTLY what I wanted to see in the Cap movie!!

    by Mr Nicholas

  • July 21, 2010, 2:25 a.m. CST



  • July 21, 2010, 3:15 a.m. CST

    Great art

    by hallmitchell

    Redeems the Wal mart type costumes that hit this site this week.

  • July 21, 2010, 3:48 a.m. CST

    Oh no the armour isnt EXACTLY how I

    by Drsambeckett1984

    Envisioned it, there arent wings on the helmet, Thor isnt even wearing a helmet. <P> Who the fuck cares! <P> Seriously, comic book adaptations are never going to please everyone, they are interpretations of another piece of work. <P> Some of you people really need to get a grip. If this doesnt fit your precise specification for how Thor or Captain America look, then dont go see the films. <P> But you will still go and watch it. Because otherwise you wouldnt have anything to bitch about!.

  • July 21, 2010, 3:56 a.m. CST

    If only the films would use this aesthetic

    by aversiontherapy2

    It's gorgeous!

  • July 21, 2010, 4:05 a.m. CST

    I perfer the smell of catnipple in the morning...

    by theonecalledshoe

    consider that mr. nolan!

  • July 21, 2010, 4:20 a.m. CST

    Superhero concept art

    by catlettuce4

    Always looks a lot better than how it looks onscreen. But these are good. Not sure why the Cap one is supposedly especially good though, the Thor one looks way better and more promising.

  • July 21, 2010, 4:54 a.m. CST

    Redbull gives you wings!

    by Johnno

    They should have Cap drink some. We get the wings, Redbull gets in movie advertisement, studio recoups some money, everyone wins!

  • July 21, 2010, 4:58 a.m. CST

    Is it possible

    by BombTwat

    to get more Village People than Captain America?

  • July 21, 2010, 5:38 a.m. CST

    They are good on their own...

    by AsimovLives

    ... but means nothing about the finished product. I bet PATHFINDER also had cool concept art, and look at how that shit turned out.

  • July 21, 2010, 5:59 a.m. CST


    by subfreq

    We can all sit in a cinema and watch concept art for 2 hours... <br><br> Terminator Rise of the Machines was some of the best concept art I have ever seen. That turned out really well didn't it.

  • July 21, 2010, 6:28 a.m. CST

    They cant afford to fuck one more of their characters up

    by quantize

    They won with Iron Man, but they've fumbled badly with Hulk...luckier than smarter obviously.

  • July 21, 2010, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Aint it slow

    by DonLogan

    new pic of Thor in earth clothes with his hammer (mlojlornowhatever) on joblo

  • July 21, 2010, 6:58 a.m. CST

    And this is supposed to translate into a good movie because???

    by onezeroone

    Am I missing something? Cool concept art not a great movie make.

  • July 21, 2010, 7:03 a.m. CST

    Frank Frazetta, look at what you have created

    by BetterCallSaul

    crappy art

  • July 21, 2010, 7:08 a.m. CST

    i still cant believe we r getting a big

    by southafricanguy

    budget THOR movie. i really hope its good.i really want to believe marvel can make movies othes than i ron man.And that the avengers will b good

  • July 21, 2010, 7:25 a.m. CST


    by lead_sharp

    sorry no, agree with onezeroone this makes the movies good because? And I know this is squid territory now helmet. It's a pathetic, stupid thing it really is but it's a quintessential part of the costume. It would be like no cape on Superman or no ears on Batman, it's just not the same. It feels wrong some how. I would have thought in a action shot where the helmet would have been worn it would have been there but it just doesn't look like Thor.

  • July 21, 2010, 7:37 a.m. CST

    A suit that bright on the battlefield is Sniper bait

    by ganymede3010

    I really hope they explain how he can avoid Sniper fire.

  • July 21, 2010, 7:38 a.m. CST

    "Thor! Aahhh! King of the Impossible!"

    by ricarleite2

    * Queen guitar riff * * duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh * Thor! Ahhh!!

  • July 21, 2010, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Nice concept art

    by Bot-Bot

    Most of the time, the "art of' books are far more enjoyable and outlive the brief enjoyment the films give. Remember Judge Dredd? Terrible movie, but "The Art of Judge Dredd" is an excellent reference book on production design.

  • July 21, 2010, 7:48 a.m. CST

    No wings on Caps helmet

    by DannyOcean01

    I actually think they'd improve the helmet, as, even though it's obviously a GI, it looks unfinished, but as a huge Cap fan, I can live without them. As for the gun, jesus, even non-fans can google to find out why that's true to early Cap continuity. In a concept image they're going to incorporate as much detail as they can so the gun could play a minor part in the film and it's all shield-slinging. In terms of Thor, I'm not sure why a few pics are making people steam over the lack of helmet. Everything in moderation. As long as it's there at the right times, for maximum effect. Let's just concentrate on how Wagnerian that clash looks and how Loki will probably do a Joker and become the favourite character in the film.

  • July 21, 2010, 7:48 a.m. CST

    Verily methinks

    by Abominable Snowcone

    those art some fine illustratyons, but a noble sketch doth not an ass-kicking film make. Based on the set piece photos thou hast displayed already, methinks the image of Loki-Thor engaged in battyle cannot be rendered verily on celluloid as such. Alas.<p> Now, belabor no more shall I--off to besmirch the virtue of the maidyns!

  • July 21, 2010, 7:54 a.m. CST

    616 Cap carried a Tommy Gun in WW2

    by MAD_MIKE

    Many of his early appearances had him using the gun. He didn't even throw the shield until Issue #7 and that was only in a prose story written by a then 17 year old Stan Lee. <P> He is a Soldier so the gun is OK with Me. Also it wasn't until the 80's that he became the pacifist. <P> the Thor art looks outstanding. The armor reminds me of the Elf Armor in The Lord of the rings films. That is good with me. <P> Also, they will be giving away posters of this art at SDCC. for FREE. <P> You can get them signed by the cast and directors of both films at the MARVEL MOVIE panel

  • July 21, 2010, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Loki and Thor look like they're about to...

    by Abominable Snowcone

    ...rub penises

  • July 21, 2010, 8:17 a.m. CST


    by spidercoz

    you must be new here

  • July 21, 2010, 8:25 a.m. CST


    by jarjarmessiah

    That phrase makes me laugh. What can I say, I'm very immature.

  • July 21, 2010, 8:45 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    My good will for THOR is because Kenneth Branagh is directing it. That is the reason. Believe it.

  • July 21, 2010, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Play A Game While You're Bored

    by Lambchops42 Huzzah! *throws flowers*

  • July 21, 2010, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Sorry, Weird Link

    by Lambchops42 Bottom of the page. Good luck and have fun!

  • July 21, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST


    by Series7

    I'm still pissed Mark Romanek isn't directing Captain America.

  • July 21, 2010, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Funny nerds

    by Lemure_v2

    No wings? If thats all Marvel are doing wrong, we're going to be entertained. I love nerds, they can brighten up any day with their anal whining.

  • July 21, 2010, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Asimov....Sorry, but Brannagh does not make

    by southafricanguy

    me feel sure here at all. The last time he made a fx film we got Frankenstein, and that is truly a shitty film. I know he is good at Shakespeare, but ThOr aint Shakespear Asi. Its old school Jack Kirby Marvel. I grew up reading the Marvel (most of the titles), and so I really want to see the Marvel universe done well on screen (fingers crossed for Avengers), but Marvel has been tight with their budgets, and so they have gone for more second tier directors so to speak in the sense that they are nt "name" directors with a following, or who are very proven in sci-fi/fantasy genres. Obviously it can work as evidenced by John Favraue, but it can also really suck. Frankly of the two (Cap and Thor) im more inclined to think Captain America will be good due to Jhonston. Not because he is a great director or anything, but he has made the only good period superhero film imho, the Rocketeer. So Cap seems right up his alley. And Johnson made a better Jurrasic Park sequal than Spielberg imho (not that JP3 is anything to get excited about, but the lost world is one of the laziest and unimaginative sequals of all time imho)

  • July 21, 2010, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Brannagh just seems like an odd choice to

    by southafricanguy

    me, but sometimes these things work precisely because they are odd choices. So far I am not too excited by the costumes (they look a bit rubbery/plasticy), but the sets looks impressive, and they have cast good actors imho. Actually Asi, I dont know what the hell to make of a big budget Thor film. Its really one of those very Jack Kirby/classic Marvel things you just dont think will translate, but I guess we will see....

  • July 21, 2010, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Thor without helmet is like Supes with no cape

    by bat725

    The helmet is fucking integral. I've been fiending for a Thor movie since Adventures in Babysitting, and they couldn't give me a fucking helmet? No, this is just a typical egotistical director who always has to have his two-cents when it comes to superhero costumes. That goes for Bryan Singer and his homo-erotic X-Men and Superman costumes, Chris Nolan and his fucking black Batman body armor, Martin Capbell and his Tron-ripoff green-wave whatever-you-wanna-fucking-call-it abomination of a Green Lantern costume, Raimi's abyssmal Green Goblin/New Goblin Power Ranger suits, etc. For the most part, Marvel usually gets it right, but Thor is not Thor without the helmet.

  • July 21, 2010, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Btw Asimov...have you seen Kick-ass? Im

    by southafricanguy

    interested in your thoughts as I just saw it recently. Its out on DVD here in kores, it went straight to dvd, no theatrical release...

  • July 21, 2010, 9:44 a.m. CST

    A Captain America set in WW2...

    by jasper Stillwell

    ..with Hugo Weaving as The Red Skull, Tommy Lee Jones, Bucky, The Invaders, Arnim Zola...I really can't wait. OK so it's Joe Johnston at the helm but then, character beats and humour aside, Favreau's no Kubrick is he? Iron Man's 1 and 2 were a whole lot of fun but not exactly memorable cinematic experiences. If this and Thor can get through two hours each and make me beleive in this shit on screen then I'll be happy.

  • July 21, 2010, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Did everyone like Kick-Ass?

    by bat725

    I wonder what it would have been like if Matthew Vaughn said "No, these costumes wouldn't translate well, let's make some changes."

  • July 21, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Damn... looks nice, BUT...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ... Thor would be more aweson wearing a helmet and Cap's helmet needs wings. Also, they're paintings, of course the look great. Live action, though, mark my words, will be another story.

  • July 21, 2010, 10:30 a.m. CST

    HUH!?...Thor in pic WITHOUT HIS HELMET

    by kickyouinthenickels

  • July 21, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Cap's helmet wings

    by spidercoz

    like Namor's ankle wings, are just a golden age artifact that I always thought looked stupid. Be gone with them, I say.

  • July 21, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST

    My GOD, its as if these flicks were based on...

    by Nice Marmot

    ...comic books!

  • July 21, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST


    by philldwill

    I understand your feelings, however it's not a question of Ego. The costumes were changed to fit the world in which they were being placed and to make more sense in a life-action setting. Cartoons and comics have a freedom film doesn't have. Nolan's Batman is based in a realistic world, no man in spandex could survive. Green Lantern is an Intergalactic Police Officer(basically) and he shouldn't be walking around in a leather or spandex outfit..cause that'd be lame. His suit is made of energy from the ring. lastly, No, Thor with no helm is not like Superman with no cape, or batman without ears. Superman and Batman are wearing costumes, costumes used to inject specific thoughts in the minds of the people who witness them. Superman dresses the way he does to show power, batman to inject fear. Thor's helmet isn't meant to be ornamental. If there is no practical reason for him to be wearing it, he shouldn't have to.

  • July 21, 2010, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Super-big versions?

    by Booster Gold Lives

    Is there a link out there for some super-sized versions of these pics? Not that I'm picking for detail, just that they'd be sweet desktop patterns :-).

  • July 21, 2010, 11:03 a.m. CST

    @bat725 they DID change to costumes in the Kick Ass movie..

    by Righteous Brother

    Kick Ass in the comic doesn't have a mouth on the mask, in the movies it does. Hit-Girls costume is different, and Big Daddy's costume is completely different. So what's your point?

  • July 21, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    As long as they hire Bruno Ganz

    by InActionMan

    to play Hitler in Captain America all will be well.

  • July 21, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST

    The thing about the wings...

    by Immortal_Fish

    Once upon a time, there was concept art for a new character named Captain America.<P>Someone had the idea to put the letter A on his head.<P>Someone else thought that the letter looked silly alone, so offset it with wings on each side of his head.<P>The character underwent many changes over the subsequent 70-years, yet this winged look endured.<P>And now that the character is being adapted for live action, the wings were removed. Because it looked silly.<P>Do you see how silly all of this is?

  • July 21, 2010, 11:37 a.m. CST

    The helmet scenario...

    by carlotta_valdes

    I foresee an opening battle on a rocky plain. Thor (w winged helmet) stands atop a mountain flanked by Asgard's finest facing down an army of Rock Trolls led by Ulik. Battle ensues, Ulik clocks the Thunderer w a huge boulder sending him flying against a mountain with enough force to dislodge his 'wingy hat' causing it to plummet off a cliff...never to be seen in the film again. I love Thor, but visually...for a film? The helmet will look silly over long stretches. I think viewers will be able to relate better with the character w/o a giant winged silver helmet on his head. Again just MY opinion.

  • July 21, 2010, 11:37 a.m. CST

    "Batman is based in a realistic world"

    by Immortal_Fish

    ...where a man in an 80lb rubber suits can leap out a window, catch a falling woman in mid air, and land on the ground without blowing out either kneecap.<P>A realistic world that can be taken over by microwaves and laughing gas.

  • July 21, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Why does Mjolinir have a wrist strap . . .

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    IF THOR NEVER USES IT?!?!?! What's the point?!

  • July 21, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Thor's helmet is like Wolverine's mask . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . Would only look right on paper.

  • July 21, 2010, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Cap needs a cape

    by slickerynodes

    long and flowing... <P> and Thor needs a buzz cut and ZZtop beard. then it will all be fine

  • July 21, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Spielberg's Scatological Holocaust Hoax

    by SpielbergsHolocaustHoax

    Spielberg's Oscar winning documentary "The Last Days" has been exposed as a disgusting hoax. Read about its star, Irene Zisblatt, who lies about repeatedly eating shit covered diamonds, a la Walken in Pulp Fiction. gshoax/

  • July 21, 2010, 1 p.m. CST

    The thing about concept art

    by Shaner Jedi

    is it's really cool as standalone stuff. But usually when the film fails to live up to the promise of concept art, it's because the concepts now have exist in the context of story and characters, which is more difficult to pull off.

  • July 21, 2010, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Super Hero Movies

    by schnipple

    are so played out. Yawn

  • July 21, 2010, 1:30 p.m. CST

    for fuck;s sake

    by oneblood

    these costumes are a helluvalot closer to the source material than the travesty of the leather in the X-Men movies. And most everyone agrees that the first 2 were decent movies despite most characters having piss-poor threads. But of course, there will always be something to bitch about. <p>But, I'm glad to see that Loki has horns otherwise I wouldn't watch this shit.

  • July 21, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Captain America is kinda wierd.

    by Reelheed

    I mean who will honestly buy that a guy with a shield can pop up in front of trained soldiers firing automatic rifles and machine guns and just stand their bellowing? Sure - close quarters I get it. He gets the drop on a pack of nazis and kicks their asses but this looks a little bit ridiculous.

  • July 21, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Nice concept art

    by Teddy Artery

    Let's give credit to the artist: Ryan Meinerding

  • July 21, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Kneel before Odin!

    by FuzzyLumpkins

    I predict a Thor helmet in a few scenes, just to please the fans. In fact, I'll bet he's holding it as he kneels before Odin.

  • July 21, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Also Charlie Wen's blog is revealing

    by Teddy Artery

    He's working on a number of active productions: "since the last post dating 4.16.2008! Alot has happened since Thundercats: Thor, return to Gatchman, several live action films including "Akira", "Suckerpunch," "Captain Nemo", along with some other game gigs, then back to Thor and Captain American, now onto Avengers! man! Charlie has been busy, to say the least, which is why I am writing on his behalf as his assistant for now (he promised to write whenever he can, though, so stay tuned!) Soon, I'll post some of his newer (and some older) images here, but for now, gotta let you in on the latest (and this may simply be the quickest way to get a hold of him!) -- Charlie will be signing at the Comic-Con 2010 in San Diego with director Kenneth Branagh and Chris Hemsworth on an early concept piece for Thor! It will be this Saturday, July 24th ---the Thor image has been released online in numerous sites. This is one of them: "

  • July 21, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST

    C Wen's blog...

    by Teddy Artery

  • July 21, 2010, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Too bad it won't look like that in the movie...

    by versatol

    Artists can make anything look cool. The challenge is capturing moments like that on film. Damn near impossible with heavy heavy CGI

  • July 21, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Once those soldiers see Captain America in action..

    by ganymede3010

    They're not going to give a shit if he's wearing a funny looking costume. Neither will we.

  • July 21, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Thanks Teddy for the info

    by Bot-Bot

    To often concept artists don't get mentioned in articles, when it's their vision that drives the art department, and sometimes even sells the movie. Charlie Wen is amazing!

  • July 21, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST


    by subfreq

    His work on that Boyrobot website is unreal.

  • July 21, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST

    "but he's not this sort of jingoistic American flag-waver"

    by Thanos0145

    "Yeah, and it's also the idea that this is not about America so much as it is about the spirit of doing the right thing," the director said. "It's an international cast and an international story. It's about what makes America great and what make the rest of the world great too."<p>Is he Captain UN or Captain America?<p> Marvel Studios and Joe Johnston may be embarrassed to be Americans but Steve Rodgers isn't.(No wonder why they changed his 616 costume to the Ultimates version.) He's a walking American Flag, that's why he's called CAPTAIN AMERICA!<p>This movie is going to BOMB!<p>Here's a link to the article:<p>

  • July 21, 2010, 2:57 p.m. CST

    *Rogers, not Rodgers

    by Thanos0145

  • July 21, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST

    this is some really cool fan art

    by eric haislar

  • July 21, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST


    by unnecessary_expletive

    I think more recently Captain America represents American ideals moreso than America itself. Truth, justice, liberty and all that - values that are important all over the world and not limited to America by any means.

  • July 21, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Concept and storyboard artists are always underrated...

    by alienindisguise

    and are usually some of the most talented people on any production. I know because I am one and I've worked with some producers and directors that are just dumb fucking hacks.

  • July 21, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    They should rename this Captain Planet.

    by Royston Lodge

  • July 21, 2010, 4:25 p.m. CST


    by cloudyP

    Sheesh. Enough with the super hero movies. They were lame enough as comic books when I was 12. They're lame-er now.

  • July 21, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    AICN drops the ball on the Riddler scoop for Bats #3

    by BillboeFett

    with Joseph Gordon Levitt a top consideration. They must be waiting for confirmation from the studio, woops, I mean, Latino Review.

  • July 21, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Not a flag waver?

    by rainbowtrout1265

    Great, just great. Is this Captain America going to be some "one world govt" superdouche?

  • July 21, 2010, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Captain AMERICA means THIS:

    by BillboeFett

    not being patriotic, hating where you're from, wishing you could be more like Europe, suspecting jingosim behind every door, and loving your country when you criticize a republican president, but hating your country when you criticize a democratic president

  • July 21, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST


    by SunTzu77

    Concepts always look cool... then you look at the final product and you think... where the f*ck did it all go wrong?

  • July 21, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST

    CA's helmet

    by SunTzu77

    still looks f*cking odd.

  • July 21, 2010, 7:49 p.m. CST


    by TedKordLives

    That IS some pretty cool art. Thanks for sharing, chief.

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  • July 21, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST


    by Cadderly99

    Thank God Someone Gets it. a gun, a fucking GUN, because Cap is the Punisher!!! for America! Poor Jack Kirby and Mark Gruenwald. Give me 5 minutes alone w/ ED COCKSUCKER BRUFUCKER and i will show him the Cap America he envisions.

  • July 21, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Of Wings and Other Things

    by NativeGaijin

    It's pointless to get upset about the wings on Cap's helmet without seeing first-hand whether it actually works on the big screen. Does anyone honestly think that, on a movie with this kind of budget, the movie makers didn't camera test multiple versions of the helmet before deciding to leave the wings off? Especially when they must know how controversial it would be with the hardcore fans? Seeing small wings on the side of somebody's head may look perfectly fine on a small comic page, but blow it up on a 50-foot screen and maybe it gets kinda distracting. Especially in closeups. Maybe that's why the production art doesn't have the "A" on his forehead either. On the other hand, it's completely possible that these things get added to Cap's costume over the course of many battles, either by himself or his fellow soldiers. After all, the previously released renderings of the costume include the "A". Maybe the scene in the painting takes place earlier in the picture when he's just starting to lead the troops. This would also explain him having the pistol. If you were a World War II combat soldier, would you follow an unarmed guy (especially in that outfit) into battle? Maybe even Cap himself doesn't realize at that point that he doesn't need the gun. I also have a theory about Thor's helmet. It would be very cool if he doesn't get it until the end of the film as reward or recognition from Odin for saving Asgard. Even as a kid, I always thought of his helmet as more of a symbol of rank than protection. Like a crown that a prince of Asgard would wear.

  • July 21, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Glad Cap America isn't a world hating Neocon..

    by ganymede3010

    It's obvious that you blood-thirsty superior-minded tea-baggers would insist that Captain America put your deluded political interests ahead of the pursuit of justice and equality for all of mankind. I don't want anyone representing me who harbor hostility and trepidation towards our worldly neighbors.

  • July 21, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST

    No helmet on Thor?

    by Yelsaeb

    Doesn't matter. I'm sure it'll be good. But Cap? I haven't decided yet.

  • July 21, 2010, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Cap's been questioning America since the late 60s, folks

    by kevred

    It started pretty early in his Silver Age run, so it's not some kind of post-modern revisionist thing to make it so now.<p>In fact, all the way back then, he questioned all kinds of things that the right wing froths at the mouth over now, such as hate-mongering TV pundits who use divisive, race-baiting tactics to further an agenda.<p>Cap is focused on American ideals. When America departs from those ideals, he doesn't abandon America, he challenges it to live up to its ideals. It's something most right-wingers can't seem to understand - you can love something and critique it at the same time.

  • July 21, 2010, 11:17 p.m. CST

    That's because the Tea Party only backs Republicans.

    by ganymede3010

    And fuck Alex Jones, he's the worst thing to ever happen to the 911 truth movement. Whenever he has the rare chance to appear on network news he's portrays himself as a bit-shit insane conspiracy theorist instead of a cool and collected intellectual who's only interesting in pursuing the truth. I'll never forget when he stoop in back of the MSNBC live political panel on his mega-phone screaming 911 was an inside job, anyone who saw that would of immediately associated the 911 truth movement with nut-baggers like him. I use to like him, but after he was exposed for what he really is I refused to go on his sites anymore.

  • July 21, 2010, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Comic Book Nerds Are Terrible People

    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    Who love reading the same brightly colored cartoon stories over and over, where nothing ever changes. "Maturity" means a "very special" issue where some gets raped or their head chopped off in a giant splash page.

  • July 21, 2010, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Captain America's costume is too modern

    by TheDudeinLA

    The helmet should be wings. His upper body costume looks much too modern. It would be better for the Avengers. Make his costume more of a Period Piece!

  • July 22, 2010, 2:01 a.m. CST

    the Thor art looks VERY Ralph McQuarrie-esque

    by Excelciyour

    and that can't be a bad thing.

  • July 22, 2010, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Nice art...

    by Sam_Jay_Jick_Donutly_Dildoclip

    ...too bad it will NEVER translate to film. Fuck Thor!

  • July 22, 2010, 11:01 a.m. CST

    So Loki can have a helmet with big-ass horns sticking out

    by Snookeroo

    but Thor wearing a helmet at all just won't do?? WTF?

  • July 22, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST


    by donkingkong

  • July 22, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    They should use the old traingle shield

    by malificus

    for the initial WWII storyline, then switch to the round bad-ass shield for the Ultimates era. The old triangle would fit nicely with the costume as it is. Amazing pieces of art, just beautiful.

  • July 22, 2010, 7:02 p.m. CST

    When does Cap start shooting?

    by Phategod2

    And what is this Cap with a gun Garbage.

  • July 22, 2010, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Cap looks stupid

    by Binkysguy

    His lack of red stripes, his smooth, phallic helmet, his baggy pants. Ugh.

  • July 23, 2010, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Cap with Guns.

    by Orbots Commander

    For those complaining about Captain America using a gun: this isn't new. Captain America carried a side-arm in the 1940's cliffhanger black and white serials. So yeah, this isn't some new-fangled radical take.

  • July 23, 2010, 8:02 a.m. CST


    by THX1968

    The pics I've seen of Thor don't even come close to that concept art, but that's neither here nor there. If they capture the spirit of that concept piece, I'm in. As for Cap - I knew this was the way they were going with it, and I'm totally psyched. I'm also a big, geeky fan of Joe Johnston, and after The Rocketeer, I know the guy can nail a period.

  • July 23, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    *cough cough brown gloves cough no wings on head cough cough*

    by Triple_J_72

    Sorry, I have a cold...

  • July 23, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Problem with CA movie? Too many characters

    by leo54304

    and origins to explain to the audience. Lets see we've got:CA, Bucky, Invaders, each invader, the Skull, super soldier program. Cameos by Anthony Stark, Tommy Le Jones. Don't forget the british broad with the "tits so big they have their own zip code". Lat and probally least we need a decent story, action and a CA outfit so that people won't whisper "looks like a condom on his head".

  • July 23, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST

    When in doubt, go Kirby on any marvel movie

    by leo54304

  • July 23, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Eternals would make a great triology movie

    by leo54304

  • July 23, 2010, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Better be a mad scientist castle,

    by leo54304

    private ryan battle scene, cap giving a rousing speech, skull in SS outfit being pure evil and not end with cap frozen.

  • July 23, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    snookeroo, amen on the loki helmet post-WTF!!

    by leo54304

  • July 23, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Photo of icebergs means frost giants?

    by leo54304

    Maybe they're the ones Thor starts a war with and gets banished as a result of. Odin: Lousy kid, always getting into trouble. No time out for you Thor. Oh no, thru playing with you. Nope I'm banishing you to Midgard!!

  • July 23, 2010, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Mein Gott!! Its Capt Condom!! Run!!

    by leo54304

    CA (Using voice of the cartoon Tick):Thats right run you nazi bastards. You're days of unsafe sexual conquests are over mister!! Lady Liberty gave me enough condoms to cover the entire third reich and I'm just the tpe of guy to slap one on each of your sausages!! God bless America and the condoms that made her great!!You have to have watched the Tick cartoon show on fox to get this post.

  • July 24, 2010, 7:51 a.m. CST


    by Samplelord

    Thor has his helmet in the upcomming movie. Go to, they have a pic the helmets of Loki,Odin and Thor. And it looks pretty damn cool. Ain it late news indeed....

  • July 24, 2010, 7:53 a.m. CST


    by Samplelord

    The pic is on

  • July 24, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Thanks samplelord, damn cool indeed

    by leo54304

    should make everybody happy unless they think Thor is gay

  • July 24, 2010, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Search google news for "Thor helmet" and you will find

    by Rupee88

    having trouble with one of those sites above but easy to find