Like all movies, the character concepts in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 were part of an evolutionary process wherein artists and technical people tinkered with the look of all the major players before arriving at the versions that wound up on the screen. Thanks to the magic of the Internet, we can see some of the alternate takes on these iconic heroes and villains in these recently revealed concept-art pieces.
Website Geek Tyrant has collected various designs for Rhino, Spidey and the Green Goblin – and we’ve picked some of the coolest to share with you. They also spoke a bit with conceptual artist Kelton Cram, who explained how the designs evolved from various studio notes.
Cram reveals the guidelines for the updated Spider-Man suit:
“First, make the body type look younger. Secondly, they wanted some recall to the original suit from The Amazing Spider Man comic. Lastly, they wanted to see lines in the suit, and different takes on the eyes/goggles"
Rhino, meanwhile, went through various iterations – and some of these earlier ideas for the character’s mech suit are arguably cooler than what wound up in the film. Rhino was always going to be a difficult character to get right, so it’s not surprising there’s been a lot of debate as to whether or not Webb and company were successful in that regard. Cram says part of the challenge was because the design kept changing based on alterations to the film’s script.
Finally, we’ve got a Green Goblin piece. Kram reveals there were technical hurdles to overcome in designing a villain who meshed with the studio's notes in regards to what they wanted from the character. The glider's movement requirements limited what could be done in the concept art. The glider in this artwork is sort of cool, but it's not very distinctive.
You can check out even more conceptual-art pieces from the film by clicking here.
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