Endgame Art of the Movie book cover is worthy
Cover for Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame – Film Art hardcover book a surfaced online, showcasing the concept art that ultimately inspired the final blockbuster battle. In it, Chris Evans’ Captain America and Chris Hemsworth’s mighty Thor – wielding both Mjolnir and Stormbreaker – fight Josh Brolin’s Mad Titan Thanos for the fate of the universe. Starring art by Ryan Meinerding, Head of Visual Development at Marvel Studios, the 376-page book features concept artwork and exclusive interviews with a behind-the-scenes look at Avengers: Endgame, the culmination of 22 interconnected films that marked the end of the Infinity Saga and the 11-year first chapter of the shared Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Meinerding previously identified Captain America’s battle with Thanos as one of his favorite pieces to create while viewing End of Game, alongside footage showing Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Okoye (Danai Gurira) joining a lone Captain America in battle with Falcon (Anthony Mackie).
“There are so many! Whether I worked on it or not, I think of Cap’s evolving against Thanos one-on-one with the hammer and shield, the breaking of the shield and Cap standing alone against everything. the army and then the opening of the portals and the arrival of Panther and Okoye and the flight of Falcon… it’s all amazing, ”Meinerding said. CBM. “Tony’s fight… I never knew how they were going to be successful with Tony and Thanos at the very end and having the nanotech suit to do a little bit of work to get the Infinity Stones was a stroke of genius. the answer!”
The 13-year studio veteran also praised Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige for highlighting the work of concept artists in his collection of Film art books.
“You know, that’s one of the best parts of working here. Kevin has always loved concept art,” Meinerding said. “He grew up loving Star wars and the work of Ralph McQuarrie and he came up with the idea of just having a visual development team, which is basically a concept art team. “
At Marvel, artists are “allowed to create as many high-quality and useful pieces as possible, which sometimes prove to be relevant for marketing materials and beyond.”
“I am very fortunate that the ‘Art of’ books are things that are made and that exist and highlight the work that we do and what we are trying to accomplish,” Meinerding continued. “It’s an amazing place to work and to be able to say that I have worked here for just over thirteen years and directed over fifteen films that have all brought it all together in one cinematic event as big as End of Game was … I don’t know if I could have written a script for my career that was more rewarding and satisfying or incredible. If I had told my thirteen-year-old self what I would do in one movie, let alone fifteen, sixteen, seventeen movies, I never would have believed it. “
Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame – Film Art releases November 19.