Is It Real? The Avengers Concept Art
June 14, 2011
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At the Licensing International Expo, the first promotional teaser for the Marvel superhero crossover The Avengers has been found. At least that’s what various news sources have been reporting. However, after getting burned on that The Amazing Spider-Man poster I am still a little skeptical. I’ll let you take a look, then explain why.
Firstly, if this is a legit poster I have to say I like the look of Hawkeye. It’s definitely inspired by the Ultimates books but its much more realistic than the traditional ‘616-verse’ costume. Also, the modernized Cap costume is pretty cool looking too. They gave him the wings on the side of the helmet and red gloves that are faithful to the traditional costume. It’s a good look similar to the comics, and it still looks fairly realistic. It’s a win for the new Cap costume.
Now, here’s why I think this might be a fake. Take a look at the chest piece on the Iron Man armor. Iron Man has a round shaped arc reactor in this concept art. One of the big plot points from Iron Man 2 was that the old arc reactor, which happened to be round in shape, was slowly killing Tony Stark. In order to survive Tony had to fashion his own element and use it to fashion a new arc reactor. That arc reactor was triangular in shape and that was reflected in the Mark VI armor. I’m not sure why they would take a step back to the older arc reactor design and that is my main reason for skepticism.
This is concept art if its legit, perhaps someone just didn’t use the most recent Iron Man armor in the picture. However, Marvel has been pretty on top of protecting their movie properties and I don’t think they would mess up the cash cow that has been Iron Man. I’m leaning towards this being a fake, albeit a pretty cool looking fake. Thanks to MrTommyAwesome for cluing me in on this concept art.