Ryan Meinerding Talks THE AVENGERS, Designing Captain America's Uniform And More!
Addressing Captain America's ears NOT being exposed, concept artist Ryan Meinerding dishes on seeing The Avengers, working with the studio and much more in a video interview!
During the exhibition of his amazing artwork for Marvel Studios in Paris, concept artist Ryan Meinerding discussed with CineComics.fr his most recent work with the studio;The Avengers big-screen superhero assembly. Commenting on designing Captain America's uniform, his unexposed ears, seeing the film finished, and much more, watch the nine-and-a-half minute long video interview below!
Here's a transcribed excerpt that address the design of Captain America's suit.
"For the costume of Captain America I had to really get involved and ensure that Chris [Evans] appears as a tall, muscular strongest possible in fact. [...] Joss [Whedon] had the desire to suit the film version of the Avengers to offer a version closer to that of comics with minor adjustments. [...] We have encountered some problems especially with the helmet the Captain, he would for example be opened with the ears of Captain in the open air, but I think it did not work. So we decided to cover the ears. You know I saw the movie and I think that really makes the costume well on the big screen. [...] What I can tell you is that everyone has been very involved and really tried to offer the best costumes. [...] I wanted really make the transition from World War II and when he wakes up 70 years later when we discover a completely different outfit. And that, that will interest people."
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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