Aug 1, 2013  •  In Art/Design, Entertainment, Movies

What Could’ve Been, Movie Characters Edition

Last month I shared with you some concept sketches of Disney characters. And today, I give you the early character sketches of famous movies, compiled by the good folks over at Screen Crush.

Take a look — Yoda could have looked like a garden gnome, and the original Jabba looks even more turd-y than the version we all love to hate. Bane seems to be an S&M dungeon master, while the two versions of Ralph (of “Wreck-It” fame) looks nothing like. I do, however, prefer the earlier designs of the Kraken and the Mad Hatter to their final forms. What do you think? (Warning: many images up ahead!)

Shrek, ‘Shrek’
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DreamWorks/Barry Jackson for DreamWorks

Yoda, ‘Star Wars’
early_movie_concept_art_yoda
LucasFilm

Chewbacca, ‘Star Wars’
early_movie_concept_art_chewbacca
LucasFilm/Ralph McQuarrie

Jabba the Hutt, ‘Star Wars’
early_movie_concept_art_jabba
LucasFilm

Thor, ‘Thor’
early_movie_concept_art_thor
Marvel Studios/Wesley Burt

Silver Surfer, ‘Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer’
early_movie_concept_art_silver_surfer
20th Century Fox/Constantine Sekeris

Whiplash, ‘Iron Man 2′
early_movie_concept_art_whiplash
Marvel Studios

Beast, ‘X-Men: First Class’
early_movie_concept_art_beast
20th Century Fox/Constantine Sekeris

Azazel, ‘X-Men: First Class’
early_movie_concept_art_azazel
20th Century Fox/Jerad S. Marantz

Emma Frost, ‘X-Men: First Class’
early_movie_concept_art_emma_frost
20th Century Fox/Jerad S. Marantz

Spider-Man, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’
early_movie_concept_art_spider-man
Sony Pictures/Eddie Yang

Neytiri, ‘Avatar’
early_movie_concept_art_neytiri
20th Century Fox

The Kraken, ‘Clash of the Titans’
early_movie_concept_art_kraken
Warner Bros./Jerad S Marantz

Ravenna, ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’
early_movie_concept_art_ravenna
Universal Pictures/Jeff Simpson

Hagrid, ‘Harry Potter’
early_movie_concept_art_hagrid
Warner Bros.

The Caterpillar, ‘Alice in Wonderland’
early_movie_concept_art_caterpillar
Disney/Michael Kutsche

The Mad Hatter, ‘Alice in Wonderland’
early_movie_concept_art_mad_hatter
Disney/Michael Kutsche

Hopper, ‘A Bug’s Life’
early_movie_concept_art_hopper
Disney/Pixar

Buzz Lightyear, ‘Toy Story’
early_movie_concept_art_buzz_lightyear
Disney/Pixar

Bane, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’
early_movie_concept_art_bane
Warner Bros.

Catwoman, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’
early_movie_concept_art_catwoman
Warner Bros.

Leatherface, ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’
early_movie_concept_art_leatherface
Lionsgate/Jerad S Marantz via Lionsgate

Loki, ‘Thor’
early_movie_concept_art_loki
Marvel Studios/Warren Manser

‘Daredevil’
early_movie_concept_art_daredevil
20th Century Fox/Warren Manser

‘The Green Lantern’
early_movie_concept_art_green_lantern
Warner Bros.

The Lizard, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’
early_movie_concept_art_lizard
Sony

Vampire Coven Members, ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2′
early_movie_concept_art_vampires_twilight
Summit Entertainment/The Aaron Sims Company

Ralph, ‘Wreck-It Ralph’
early_movie_concept_art_ralph
Disney

Sulley, ‘Monsters Inc.’
early_movie_concept_art_sulley
Disney-Pixar

Genie, ‘Aladdin’
early_movie_concept_art_genie
Disney

Syndrome, ‘The Incredibles’
early_movie_concept_art_syndrome
Disney-Pixar

Mermaids, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’
early_movie_concept_art_mermaids
Disney

Shockwave, ‘Transformers 3′
early_movie_concept_art_shockwave
Paramount Pictures

Abomination, ‘The Incredible Hulk’
early_movie_concept_art_abomination
Marvel Studios

Chimera, ‘Wrath of the Titans’
early_movie_concept_art_chimera
20th Century Fox

Kronos, ‘Wrath of the Titans’
early_movie_concept_art_kronos
20th Century Fox

Yeti, ‘The Mummy 3′
early_movie_concept_art_yeti
Universal Studios

‘I Am Legend’
early_movie_concept_art_i_am_legend
Warner Bros.

Pinhead, ‘Hellraiser’
early_movie_concept_art_pinhead
New World Entertainment/Clive Barker

Fitfield, ‘Prometheus’
early_movie_concept_art_fitfield
20th Century Fox

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