Ask nearly any fanboy or girl, and they'll tell you that it's a golden age for comic book movies. Sure, there are some misfires here or there, but superheroes are hitting the big screen regularly at a level of quality that's unprecedented. Captain America: Civil War blew the door off the box office earlier this year, with an entry of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that pitted hero against hero in an incredible showdown.
Any superhero film worth its salt is going to have some great comic panel moments that really capture the intense action the medium is known for. Civil War was full of these, but one scene in particular blew folks away when the film's second trailer dropped, and that was Ant-Man riding Hawkeye's arrow into battle.
Marvel movie concept artist Andy Park has been responsible for a wealth of exciting images from the MCU canon. His incredible Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 concept art hit the web just last week, and even more recently he revealed an awesome look at Team Iron Man fighting Ant-Man in his Giant form. His latest Twitter reveal shows off the visual precursor to the big Ant-Man/Hawkeye moment in the film. Check out Park's concept art of Ant-Man perched on Hawkeye's arrow below:
— Andy Park (@andyparkart) July 20, 2016
Park's imagery never fails to impress, but it's incredible to think of how much time and effort goes into planning out every moment of these tentpole films. While this concept imagery doesn't seem to act so much as a direct storyboard, it's likely vital to selling the big (read: expensive) moments that the filmmakers think will drive audiences into the theater.
Do you have a favorite moment from Civil War? What do you hope we see Park conceptualize next? Maybe a better look at Mantis from Guardians Vol. 2 for Comic-Con? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section, and stay tuned to Screen Rant for updates on all things Marvel.
Captain America: Civil War will be available on VOD September 2, 2016, and DVD and Blu-Ray on September 13, 2016; Doctor Strange opens in U.S. theaters on November 4, 2016, followed by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2– May 5, 2017; Spider-Man: Homecoming – July 7, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017;Black Panther – February 16, 2018; Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel – March 8, 2019; Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 – May 3, 2019; and as-yet-untitled Marvel movies on July 12, 2019, and on May 1, July 10, and November 6 in 2020.