Awesome THOR: THE DARK WORLD Character Designs For The Marauders

The incredibly talented conceptual illustrator, Jerad S. Marantz ("Green Lantern"), has updated his website with some fantastic Thor: The Dark World character designs of the Marauders.

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By nailbiter111 - 2/6/2014

At the end of 2010's Thor, the God of Thunder destroyed the Bifrost (the rainbow bridge) in order to halt Loki's destruction of Jotunheim. That choice had many ramifications. One, Asgardians were, for the most part, stuck on their own realm, as the Bifrost allows for easy travel between the nine realms. Unless you're Loki, who knows of secret passages, or you've had Odin use a sizable portion of his powers to transport you somewhere, you're not getting off Asgard. Which then meant, that a group of invaders, known as The Marauders, could attack the other realms unmolested and the Asgardian could do nothing to stop them. When Thor: The Dark World begins, the Bifrost has finally been repaired and the Asgardians confront and defeat the Marauders.

Concept Art by Jerad S. Marantz, via Film Sketchr






Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

THOR: THE DARK WORLD is being directed by Alan Taylor ("Game of Thrones") and will be coming to DVD soon. Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Rene Russo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Zachary Levi, Jaimie Alexander, Ray Stevenson, Kat Dennings, Christopher Eccleston, and Idris Elba.
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Yutz - 2/6/2014, 7:08 AM
Spooky.
DrDoom - 2/6/2014, 7:10 AM
Dat art tho
driver - 2/6/2014, 7:12 AM
None of them showed up in the film!
SuperCat - 2/6/2014, 7:24 AM
Those look f@ckin' great!
TopCat89 - 2/6/2014, 7:26 AM
Was disappointing how quick the battle at the beginning ended....granted they surrendered once Thor showed up....but i'd prefer a few more battle sequences over [frick]ing DARCY!
TopCat89 - 2/6/2014, 7:29 AM
I'd kill to draw like that!
nailbiter111 - 2/6/2014, 7:38 AM
TopCat89 - me too
Gmoney84 - 2/6/2014, 7:50 AM
Reminds me a little of Gor the God Butcher.
breakUbatman - 2/6/2014, 8:03 AM
Yeah cool though the chubby fella in the second pic looks a bit too sci-fi for my liking.

aztecRaingod - 2/6/2014, 8:12 AM
That battle sequence sucked.

Asgardians are superhuman/super skilled warriors, and yet they were depicted as run of the mill humans with weapons. (In contrast, even the Dwarves of LOTR are better warriors)
aztecRaingod - 2/6/2014, 8:15 AM
Also, a guy with a homemade bazooka? WTF was that all about...?

Anyway, I prefer the designs that ended up in the movie over this concept art. (They guy with the 4 horns was in the movie)
batz11 - 2/6/2014, 8:20 AM
Love the concept art for movies, amazing amount of work and hours...mad respect for all involved...
SuperBond - 2/6/2014, 8:49 AM
Those first four colorful drawings are [frick]in beautiful I wanna see then come screen as like vampires or anything
eviltattooedguy - 2/6/2014, 9:01 AM
@top cat agreed although personally I'd love [frick]ing Darcy. But please get rid of the love story in Thor marvel. Damn.
TheUltimateSuperman92 - 2/6/2014, 9:02 AM
I've just downloaded the movie an watched good movie if they used this amazing art designs and prolonged battle scenes that would have been much better ...any way I figured out that the budget for this movie was estimated near 170 million dollars ....that is a decent budget but it should have neared 200-215 million..to make an epic fantasy movie
Praetorian - 2/6/2014, 9:16 AM
That would've been even cooler
BasedThanos - 2/6/2014, 9:29 AM
@aztec
That is exactly what I said when the first clip of that battle came out. Asgardians are superhumanly strong, fast, durable. The movies have done a shit job of portraying the Asgardians as superhuman. In the movies, other than Thor, Loki, and Odin, the rest of the Asgardians honestly seem like they are barely stronger than humans. Which is probably not true, but that's how it feels most of the time. Asgardians getting mowed down like weeds by laser guns? *facepalm*
Ramiel - 2/6/2014, 9:50 AM
Even thought the Marauders did look great on film, these designs are frickin' awesome!
efcamachopmp - 2/6/2014, 9:55 AM
Sexy, sad that we didn't see these concepts realized as they are. Some of these are nuts!
TheRationalNerd - 2/6/2014, 10:00 AM
The more I see artwork from this movie the more I hate what we ended up getting.. :( lol
charlie2094 - 2/6/2014, 11:11 AM
Were they in the film? I honestly can't even remember seeing them...
Brainiac13 - 2/6/2014, 12:49 PM
Those are amazing!!!!!

Shame that the best one's always are pushed to the side by.....IDIOTS!!!!!.
Dumegg - 2/6/2014, 1:02 PM
The Marader #70 with the axe looks like Skurge the Executioner. Hes got the
Two stripes on top of his head and the goatee, plus the big axe.
Battabing - 2/6/2014, 2:02 PM
Nice art, shit movie.
TheSoulEater - 2/6/2014, 2:25 PM
BRILLIANCE!!! :D
orionbolt - 2/6/2014, 3:10 PM
Is that Po the Obliterator?
MightyZeus - 2/6/2014, 5:37 PM
Amazing concept art.

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