JUMBO (LEVIATHAN) & CHARIOT DESIGNS
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
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- Phil Saunders
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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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