Avengers: Age of Ultron is definitely not one of Marvel Studios' strongest entries in the MCU but it's still pretty decent all things considered. Now, one of the film outfit's artists Phil Saunders shared marvelous concept art for the main baddie Ultron five years after the second Avengers film came out.
Taking to his Instagram account, Saunders revealed the stunning art which apparently got rejected and it looks more menacing than the actual Ultron we ended up getting. He also shared that the artwork was the brainchild of director Joss Whedon who helmed the first two Avengers films. He wrote: "Director Joss Whedon wanted more ‘grounded’ tech (read pistons and gears, etc.) than my earlier designs, so we ended up pursuing a direction that was frankly too ‘endoskeleton’ for my taste."
More #ultron from #avengers #ageofultron. Director Jos Whedon wanted more ‘grounded’ tech (read pistons and gears, etc.) than my earlier designs, so we ended up pursuing a direction that was frankly too ‘endoskeleton’ for my taste. Thankfully Keven Feige stepped in and steered us toward what made it to the screen, but for a while I got to paint some cool hardware! #marvel #marvelstudios #mcu #conceptdesign #conceptart #conceptartist #digitalart #digitalillustration #photoshop
I mean, it's still pretty much the exact same Ultron they used for the film, except the one we saw in the theatrical cut had a deadpan expression on him which took so much "oomph" away from the villain. And I don't know about you but the original art somehow resembles Ultron's comic book counterpart more which is a complete shame, really since the character is supposed to look extremely imposing. But hey, it's all in the past now and there's nothing we can do about it.
In other Marvel news, the MCU's next feature film Black Widow is still being advertised to hit theaters this November.