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THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Concept Art Reveals Alternate Rhino, Goblin

It’s no secret that concept art in FX-heavy films go through several permutations before they end up on the big screen. What’s always exciting is seeing some of the weird tangents the artists take before ultimately reaching the final designs.

Case in point: these abandoned designs for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 which show alternate versions of the Rhino and Green Goblin, with the former borrowing more from his Ultimate incarnation than what we ultimately saw on screen.

Speaking with Geek Tyrant, concept artist Kelton Cram explained that the Rhino designs kept changing due to the evolving script, although “the Rhino suit had a bit more freedom to try new things.”

Amazing Spider-Man Concept 2 (585 x 360)

Amazing Spider-Man Concept 3 (585 x 503)

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Concept 1 (585 x 360)

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They had a bit less leeway with Dane DeHaan’s Green Goblin, who at one point had a very complicated-looking glider (which was later abandoned). “It was a more complex order. The Glider had to move in certain ways, limiting what we could do with it.”

Go have a look at some of the more angular and crazier designs at Geek Tyrant.

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8 comments

  • I think the designs were solid, but I would have preferred a Rhino that looked like he wouldn’t get murdered by The Hulk. That’s kind of my barometer for big guys in superhero flicks now. So far, only Abomination qualifies.

    At any rate, I think they made good choices design wise. and the flick was fun times, and the cast seemed to have fun making it. More Goblin next time, and maybe we’ll get a redesigned Lizard….he just needed a lab coat for me to love him!

  • I agree with Bogo. The movie blew. It suffered from same issues as first movie. Too much teen angst. Best part of the movie was first 5 minutes.

    I didn’t care for the Electro/ Max character as he seemed like Edward Nigma from Batman Forever. Anyone else see that parallel?