THE AVENGERS: Alternate Alien Craft Designs & Iron Man Mark VII Suit Transformation

THE AVENGERS: Alternate Alien Craft Designs & Iron Man Mark VII Suit Transformation

Conceptual artist, Phil Saunders, has now uploaded more concept art from Marvel's The Avengers. These images feature alternate designs for the Leviathan and a video detailing the Mark VII transformation.


Down below you'll find a few black and white sketches that Phil Saunders created for alien craft featured in Marvel's The Avengers. Early in development they were referred to as "Jumbo and "Chariot."

"It was unclear pre-script whether the Jumbo would be a vehicle or a creature or some kind of hybrid, but it was always described as being like a whale or dragon-like shape. My first attempts were on the mechanical side, inspired by various kinds of parasitic worms." - Phil Saunders

Phil also reveals that originally Joss Whedon had planned for another alien craft, that would've been integrated into the "Jumbo" craft.

"Originally there was another class of craft like a one-alien flyer that would detach from the Jumbo, and these I envisioned as being the spines of the Jumbo that would drop off like shed scales and unfold into something like wingsuits."
- Phil Saunders

As for the "chariot," Phil explains that this design was put together before the Chitauri were fully realized.

"The chariot was pretty self-explanatory, A craft that would carry a pilot and one or two gunners in the back." - Phil Saunders



"To design the cruise missile I had to take Josh Herman's beautiful model of the Mk 7 and chop it up, re-articulating it so that I could pack the major components in as tightly as possible with a minimum of theoretical interpenetration. The other goal was to come up with a shape that would allow as much of the actual skin of the suit to be visible but unrecognizable as a suit until the transformation, with a minimum of added panels."
- Phil Saunders


View THE AVENGERS: Alternate Designs For The Chitauri & The Quinjet

View THE AVENGERS: Alternate Designs For The Helicarrier & Iron Man Mark VII Armor

Marvel's The Avengers picks up when an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security. And Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. With director Joss Whedon at it's helm, and an ensemble cast including Chris Evans (Steve Rogers), Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark), Chris Hemsworth (Thor Odinson), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff), Clark Gregg (Agt. Phil Coulson), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), with Tom Hiddleston (Loki), and Stellan Skarsgard (Professor Erik Selvig).

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DanteSparda - 1/31/2013, 4:12 PM
There are ninjas coming out of one of those Leviathans.
YeezusWept - 1/31/2013, 4:18 PM
Now those look like Decepticons.
SpideyQuad - 1/31/2013, 4:22 PM
SpideyQuad - 1/31/2013, 4:22 PM
And that's all I got say about that
marvel72 - 1/31/2013, 4:24 PM
pretty cool concept art,i might have to watch the avengers again i've only seen it five or six times.
FirstAvenger - 1/31/2013, 4:24 PM
Don't like it.
Killuminatic - 1/31/2013, 4:25 PM
I would have loved to have seen some variations of the Chitauri army themselves. They could've included variations such as Heavy gunners/brutes, Stealth infiltrators with invisible cloaks... etc. Would've made Cap's action sequences a bit more creative, and it would've been pretty awesome if there were scenes of him actually leading some of the National Guard rather than just commanding the cops.
Lizardking310 - 1/31/2013, 4:32 PM
loved the movie but theres some thing about the avengers movie i hated so much like megatron and poor ending to Loki great villain ended to damn cheesy took away from all the good character moments from earlier
Jollem - 1/31/2013, 4:57 PM
shockwave was cooler
AztecRainGod - 1/31/2013, 5:01 PM
Those early Leviathan designs suck, they look like giant sperm. They did good with the ones in the movie.

That sky cycle also sucks, it looks too much like an actual motorcycle.

ElmoTheThird - 1/31/2013, 5:03 PM
God I love that scene where Loki tries to control Tony:"1 out of 5.."
Durf - 1/31/2013, 5:34 PM
Don't particularly care for these designs. Glad that they went with what they went with in the movie
Howlett - 1/31/2013, 5:49 PM
I thought they got the ideas from the Transformers Dark of the Moon for that Leviathan thing, or they have the same artist who worked for both movies, it's just my opinion.
Banner - 1/31/2013, 5:54 PM
that's obviously Shockwaves pet.
thewolfx - 1/31/2013, 6:21 PM
Looks like abuncha flying alien dicks
KingEmperor - 1/31/2013, 9:29 PM
When the Leviathan first hit the trailers, I thought it was Fin Fang Foom.
Rhino4508 - 1/31/2013, 10:01 PM
*Knock Knock*
JDUKE25 - 1/31/2013, 10:01 PM
Rhino4508 - 1/31/2013, 10:01 PM
Yeah come on. Come on.
Rhino4508 - 1/31/2013, 10:02 PM
Knock Knock.
JDUKE25 - 1/31/2013, 10:02 PM
Who's there?
Rhino4508 - 1/31/2013, 10:02 PM
JDUKE25 - 1/31/2013, 10:02 PM
Bec who? Oh, Go....
Rhino4508 - 1/31/2013, 10:02 PM
MB007 - 1/31/2013, 11:19 PM
@Rhino & JDUKE
MrYurMomm - 2/1/2013, 12:44 AM
I love those HISHE things, especially the Avengers one.

”Oh whats that? We cant hear you! We've broken too many box office records!!”

NorseGod - 2/1/2013, 1:42 AM
Does no one else find it odd that Tony didn't get severly lacerated and smashed-up when thrown through the window?
datNAMEtho - 2/1/2013, 3:48 AM
Why aren't there scenes of The Avengers in 1080p on YouTube?
ShadowOfTheWeb - 2/1/2013, 7:14 AM
hahaha made my day @Rhino & @JDUKE
ironspider12 - 2/1/2013, 11:05 AM
lol wtf the movie came out last may we still don't have an hd version for that scene?

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