THOR Movie Concept Art Reveals Detailed Designs of Odin & Frost Giant Laufey
Published: May 19, 2011 - 9:17am
Award winning artist Michael Kutsche offers fans new images of his work from Marvel Studios' Thor showing conceptual designs of Anthony Hopkins and Colm Feore's cinematic counterparts.
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, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth by his father Odin and is forced to live among humans. A beautiful, young scientist, Jane Foster, 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.
Concept art for "Thor": Odin on Sleipnir, his eight legged horse.
King Laufey concept art for "Thor", directed by Kenneth Branagh.
"The challenge for designing the Frost Giants was to give them a fierce appearance while still evoking a feel of an intelligent, sophisticated race; instead of ending up with a bunch of strong but dumb brutes or the typical movie monsters."
Thor stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Jaimie Alexander, Stellan Sarsgard, Kat Dennings, Idris Elba, Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg and Ray Stevenson; among others. Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures' Thor is directed by Kenneth Branagh and is available to watch in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D theaters. The film is in it's third week in domestic theaters (fifth week internationally) and has so far grossed over $350 million worldwide.