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Early Movie Concept Art: Scrapped Depictions from ‘Dark Knight Rises,’ ‘Twilight’ and More

Early Movie Concept Art
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It’s no secret we’re a little more than obsessed with early movie concept art and discovering how some of our favorite characters could have been rendered on the big screen, so don’t you think it’s time we went in for another deep dive into the film archives?

What would Bane from ‘The Dark Knight Rises‘ have looked like with a mask more attune with the comic and cartoon imaginings? Or Loki, who’s become a favorite among cosplayers since ‘The Avengers‘ took over the 2012 summer blockbuster slot? After bringing you some of the early concept designs and sketches for ‘Shrek,’ ‘Star Wars,’ ‘X-Men‘ and the like, here are even more examples of movie character conceptions that didn’t make the final cut, both from studio archives and concept artist portfolios.

Bane, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

Early Movie Concept Art The Dark Knight Rises
Warner Bros.

Catwoman, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

Early Concept Art Catwoman The Dark Knight Rises
Warner Bros.

Leatherface, ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’

Early Movie Concept Art Texas Chainsaw 3D
Lionsgate/Jerad S Marantz via Lionsgate

Loki, ‘Thor’

Early Movie Concept Art Loki Thor
Marvel Studios/Warren Manser

‘Daredevil’

Early Movie Concept Art Daredevil
20th Century Fox/Warren Manser

‘The Green Lantern’

Early Movie Concept Art Green Lantern
Warner Bros.

The Lizard, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’

Early Concept Art Lizard The Amazing Spider-Man
Sony

Vampire Coven Members, ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2′

Early Movie Concept Art Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2
Summit Entertainment/The Aaron Sims Company

Ralph, ‘Wreck-It Ralph’

Early Movie Concept Art Wreck-It Ralph
Disney

Sulley, ‘Monsters Inc.’

Early Movie Concept Art Sulley Monsters Inc.
Disney-Pixar

Genie, ‘Aladdin’

Early Movie Concept Art Genie Aladdin
Disney

Early Villain Concept, ‘The Incredibles’

Early Movie Concept Art The Incredibles
Disney-Pixar

Mermaids, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’

Early Movie Concept Art Mermaids Pirates of the Caribbean
Disney

Shockwave, ‘Transformers 3′

Early Movie Concept Art Transformers 3
Paramount Pictures

Abomination, ‘The Incredible Hulk’

Early Movie Concept Art Hulk
Marvel Studios

Chimera, ‘Wrath of the Titans’

Early Movie Concept Art Wrath of the Titans
20th Century Fox

Kronos, ‘Wrath of the Titans’

Early Movie Concept Art Wrath of the Titans
20th Century Fox

Yeti, ‘The Mummy 3′

Early Movie Concept Art The Mummy 3
Universal Studios

‘I Am Legend’

Early Movie Concept Art I Am Legend
Warner Bros.

Pinhead, ‘Hellraiser’

Early Movie Concept Art Pinhead Hellraiser
New World Entertainment/Clive Barker

Fitfield, ‘Prometheus’

Early Movie Concept Art Prometheus Fitfield
20th Century Fox

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