'Argo' has a good chance of winning Best Picture at the Academy Awards this Sunday, and with all of the hype and box office success, you'd think that every angle of the Ben Affleck film would have been covered by now...but you'd be wrong!
Legendary comic book artist Jack Kirby was commissioned by CIA agent Tony Mendez to create concept art for his fake movie/rescue mission. However, Kirby (played by Michael Parks) only has one line in the film and his involvement in the project is limited to one scene. Now, his actual movie concept art created for the real-life 'Argo' project has been unearthed so you can see the full extent of his contributions.
Just as with scripts, movie concept artists go through many a draft until they get the final approval for their character portrayals. Take Shrek for example. A recent photo posted to Reddit revealed that our favorite green ogre with a hero's heart started out looking more like the star of 'Coneheads.' And Yoda, 'Star Wars'' supreme Jedi master, was originally depicted as a combination of hobbit and elf from the upcoming 'Hobbit' trilogy.
It's safe to say that if things had gone differently -- maybe if one day Pixar studio reps had drank too much coffee than usual and approved the wrong sketches -- all these classic characters, from 'X-Men' mutants to Woody and Buzz in 'Toy Story,' wouldn't have looked the way they do today.