UPDATE: Artist Ryan Meinerding Elaborates On Designing THE AVENGERS Superheroes

<font color="red">UPDATE</font>: Artist Ryan Meinerding Elaborates On Designing THE AVENGERS Superheroes

Extended from the previous video interview, concept artist and visual development supervisor Ryan Meinerding now discusses designing the look of Marvel's The Avengers superheroes!

From an extended version of the video interview posted last weekend, during the Paris exhibition of his artwork for Marvel Studios, artist Ryan Meinerding discussed working on The Avengers movie. Also serving as the visual development supervisor of the film, Meinerding elaborated more on the design of Thor, Iron Man, and the Hulk.

UPDATE: Two additional segments from the lengthy interview are now embed beneath the original below, where Meinerding elaborates working on the solo movies up to The Avengers, as well the producers' involvement with the design. Explaining why Hulk was his greatest challenge, watch below.


Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures “Marvel’s The Avengers”--the super hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel super heroes Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, 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. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, & directed by Joss Whedon from a screenplay by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble on May 4, 2012. The film is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. In addition to "Marvel's The Avengers," Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including "Iron Man 3" on May 3, 2013!; and “Thor 2” on November 15, 2013.

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marvel72 - 3/21/2012, 6:07 PM
i love that concept art of the avengers,i can see that being my desktop background.
Altair - 3/21/2012, 6:11 PM
It looks like they used it as inspiration for other posters. Notice the Hulk's pose is the same as several previous posters, as is Black Widow's.
SymbioteSpidey1 - 3/21/2012, 6:24 PM
still badass, i love concept art
Spidey91 - 3/21/2012, 6:25 PM
hellooooooo new desktop background.
spiderman2020 - 3/21/2012, 6:31 PM
Hoping iron-man uses the hulk-buster armor.
MrPagBrewster - 3/21/2012, 6:36 PM
I loved the cap concepts, they were used for the action figures.

I love coming on an Avengers article, actually reading the article and not having to worry about trolls.
MrPagBrewster - 3/21/2012, 6:44 PM
"but also include some of the jack kirby designs"
I'm sold. At first I was, hell no. but this hulk cgi looks better than norton hulk. but for ruffalo......grrrrr.
thewonderer - 3/21/2012, 6:59 PM
blvdnoise - 3/21/2012, 6:59 PM
What a great job..
GreyChaos13Zero - 3/21/2012, 7:01 PM
this just makes me wanna watch the movie even more?)
stumbleMaster57 - 3/21/2012, 7:04 PM
That guy must really love scarjos ass, but then again, who dosen't? mmmmmmmm

JDUKE25 - 3/21/2012, 7:13 PM
Love that concept art.
TheAmazingSpiderMan47 - 3/21/2012, 7:16 PM
wow ... that looks AWESOME ... i would pay to watch that art animated
Jordan757 - 3/21/2012, 7:18 PM
I think they should have used that concept art as the poster cause its baddass
Ofcouse thats just how i feel lol
dahamma - 3/21/2012, 7:46 PM
SO excited for this film!! Im still trying to grasp that we're getting these different characters in one movie! and they all have their iconic look!! ...sep for hawkeye...
novaprime - 3/21/2012, 8:16 PM
i wish he made hawkeye look BAD ASS, AND GAVE THOR A BAD ASS HELMET WITH WINGS
MrPagBrewster - 3/21/2012, 8:44 PM
@batlizard11, I was talking about Marvelites, they keep bringing up their hate for "the competition".
Kendospawn - 3/21/2012, 9:41 PM
Wow, I'm blown away! Grif actually said something! And it was Positive!
Lego - 3/21/2012, 9:55 PM
wack juice
Cartoon22 - 3/21/2012, 10:40 PM
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peppy - 3/21/2012, 10:50 PM
I have all the concept art books , going to preorder the avengers one too . This guy is an amazing artist , pure talent glad his working at marvel studios
HULKSGTR - 3/22/2012, 12:10 AM
Hopefully they're just covering caps ears for promotional clips etc. Strange the artwork would have caps ears showing and movie not too.
StrangerX - 3/22/2012, 5:17 AM
Cap looks so majestic in that concept art
Fogs - 3/22/2012, 5:30 AM
This is the best art I've seen so far.
MrPagBrewster - 3/22/2012, 6:06 AM
@cartoon22, I've seen it, then I saw the cowl with the padded ears in it's place in another photo. I'm hoping that cap will wear that cowl for the majority of the film.
comicb00kguy - 3/22/2012, 6:37 AM
That is some excellent concept art. And just in time- I was ready to change my desktop background anyway. This should be used for the cover of the comic adaptation of the movie.

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