Odin Costume & The Casket of Ancient Winters Designs From THOR (2011)
Hit the jump to Thor concept art that was created by conceptual illustrators Benton Jew ("The Hulk") and Daphne Yap ("Oz the Great and Powerful"). Benton created costume illustrations for Odin and Daphne helped design The Casket of Ancient Winters.
"These were pieces made for the first Thor movie for costume designer Alexandra Byrne. I didn't do much on the show as I was only on it for a week or two. The two pieces represent Odin in ceremonial gear as well as more casual clothing. I wanted to make the ceremonial gear very 'Kirby-like' in it's feel. Everything ridiculously wide and vast. All elements point to Odin's face. I also wanted to relate him to the traditional Thor elements (like the disks on his tunic) to tie him to his son. I did the piece in photoshop combining pieces that were digitally hand painted, some photographic elements, and elements from previous versions done by other artists." - Benton Jew
Concept Art by Benton Jew
Concept Art by Daphne Yap
"Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the epic adventure, "Thor", which spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and is forced to live among humans. A beautiful, young scientist, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), has a profound effect on Thor, as she ultimately becomes his first love. It’s while here on Earth that Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth."
THOR - was directed by Kenneth Branagh, from a screenplay written by Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz and Don Payne. The film stars: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Colm Feore, Ray Stevenson, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins. The film pulled in $449.3 million at the worldwide box office, against a budget of $150 million.
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