Whether it's comic book art or concept art, there are always changes from page to screen.
There’s a starting point when it comes to making movies. For the MCU, the two names that help get things underway are Ryan Meinerding and Andy Park, head and senior director of visual development for Marvel Studios, respectively. If you’ve seen art from the MCU, or what was a possibility for the MCU, either Andy or Ryan is the culprit.
A few months ago, we showed Andy’s early concept art for Mantis from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. There were quite a few changes from the Mantis we saw to the one we could have seen. CBR has reported that Park has shown off another of his concept artworks, this time from Avengers: Infinity War. In the film, we see Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) sporting blonde locks since she is on the run from the government following the events of Captain America: Civil War.
In a recent tweet, Park’s idea was that Natasha would not be so afraid to show her natural look.
While still wearing the same green-toned outfit, Natasha is still sporting her classic red hair and a scarf. While the blonde look was pulled off well in the film, we feel that this look would be more accurate to her character, especially with the events of Winter Soldier. If she can tell the government that she’s not afraid of them, then she shouldn’t be fearful of anyone who tries to come after her.
Concept art is an excellent tool in filmmaking. It creates a jumping-off point where writers, directors, designers, and more can expand upon and create the vision (no pun intended) they want for their movie. It also gives fans some insight as to what a film could have become. If Park’s vision of the Widow looks this good for Infinity War, we can’t wait to see what he has up his sleeve for the next one.