IRON MAN 3 Concept Art Featuring The Attack On Tony Stark's Malibu Mansion

IRON MAN 3 Concept Art Featuring The Attack On Tony Stark's Malibu Mansion

Conceptual illustrator, Rob McKinnon, helped to visually developed key story sequences in Shane Black's box office hit, Iron Man 3. One such sequence, was the attack on Tony Stark's (Robert Downey Jr.) Malibu mansion. Hit the jump to check it out.

The website, Film Sketchr, has nabbed an interview with Rob McKinnon. Rob is one of the many talented artists that lent his skills to the making of Iron Man 3. Below you can read an excerpt from the interview and see some of his IM3 artwork.

Film Sketchr: While every design you do for a movie is a thrill, was there something special you remember designing for this film?

Rob McKinnon: The helicopters that attack Stark's house are my favorites. Initially, the helicopters were going to be helo-jacked Army Apache gunships. However, there was a pretty cool design opportunity here. So we decided to come up with gunships disguised as civilian news and tour copters. It was fun, but very challenging. These copters had to be armed to the teeth, but couldn't be exposed until the moment of a surprise attack.

So I came up with the concept that the cabin doors crack open like stabilizer wings exposing the mounted armament. I thought if they could pull this off, it would be a kick a$$ moment in the film.

I saw it in the trailer, and I teared up like a little girl with a skinned knee! There's nothing like watching a drawing or painting come to life.

Even after 10 years in this biz, I'm still awed by it.


Rob also worked on 300: Rise Of An Empire, and wanted to relay to readers that it IS a film that you/we should check out next year.

Marvel Studios’ “Iron Man 3″ pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

Iron Man 3 was directed by Shane Black, and will hit theaters May 3, 2013! The film stars: Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark), Gwyneth Paltrow (Virginia Potts), Don Cheadle (Col. James Rhodes), and Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin.
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