Note: With the Thor movie just days away, this man and his mjolnir seems to be on everyone’s minds. Veteran artist Dan Panosian recently proved himself worthy in this inventive take on the Asgardian god of thunder. Dan did this for a Thor movie, but not the one you think. Read below for his comments! – Chris A.
Here’s Dan’s origins of this redesign:
Want to hear a funny story that will bring a tear to your eye?
Of course you do. You’re still reading this. So I get a call from an Art Director friend of mine on Saturday as I was preparing to get my place ready for the Fedor/Arlovski fight. He asked me if I could submit a last minute design for the Thor movie that Marvel is doing.
Over course I was thrilled. They needed it Monday morning. Fine, whatever! They could of needed it in a few hours and I would of complied. It’s Thor! Hell, I did design work for Superhero, the Movie – I was waiting for a REAL superhero movie to come along!
Anyway, I factored in a few things. Like creating a suit that could successfully pad an actor and give him some heroic bulk, etc. I also knew that the colors had to be a bit more subdued than the Kirby comic book. And sadly, I had to come up with something that wouldn’t look ridiculous on. A tall order.
So, I did what I could and enjoyed every minute of it. I managed about 65% of what I envisioned. Generally that’s a decent success when it comes to applying your vision to paper.
I even incorporated the marks on Thor’s plates into his logo…
Here’s the sad part. I turned it in and that’s when the AD mentioned it was a design for the ANIMATED movie. I just assumed it was for the Live Action film I’ve heard buzz about… Clearly I need to learn to ask more questions…! Assumption is the mother of all… what’s the word I’m looking for?
Hell, at least I got to design a Thor costume, right?