Leaked Concept Art of SHIELD Helicarrier for Marvel Movie(s)

Posted by sora_thekey (8150 posts) - - Show Bio
SHIELD's presence in Marvel Movies leave a lot to desire for. We all know that SHIELD's garage has more weaponry than the US Army and the movies have yet to divulge into all of those secrets of SHIELD. 
Russian website, SpiderMedia.Ru, recently posted two concept art images of SHIELD's most notable artifact; The Helicarrier.
 
It appears to be a CGI screenshot of the Helicarrier design from different angles, along with comic book references. 
The design is by artist George Hull (Who also worked on the Matrix sequels)
Better than the Triskelion?

"Originally it was supposed to appear in the movie " Iron Man 2", but over time things changed and the idea was shelved for later.
Probability of the aircraft carrier in Joss Whedon's new ( Avengers) movie is very high, given that representatives of Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige want to make a big surprise for everyone and build up an aircraft carrier to the top of San Diego Comic-Con 2011."

What I can understand from the rough translation (Thanks to Google Translate), is that last year's Hall of Armors, and Odin's Throne this year at the Marvel Booth will be nothing compared to next year's scale recreation of a Helicarrier! Can't  Wait for that!

It was inevitable for the SHIELD Helicarrier to appear in a Marvel Movies. Question is, what do you think of the Helicarrier in the Avengers movie? Is the Helicarrier too big an object for the big screen?
Might we see this big piece of machinery before the Avengers movie? Perhaps in the Thor or Captain America movie?

-- Geo ( sora_thekey ), long time user, blogger, wiki editor of the Whiskey Media Sites, and 24/7geek!
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#1 Posted by EnSabahNurX (2313 posts) - - Show Bio

It's ok i always thought of it as more wide than tall, kinda looks like a giant torpedo XD but it does look very military-esque so it works

#2 Posted by Decept-O (7274 posts) - - Show Bio

  Rather astounding.  Thanks for digging this up, excellent job.
#3 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool

#4 Posted by Mainline (1129 posts) - - Show Bio

Interesting.  I prefer a design with an exaggerated top deck which invokes a stronger feeling of air-craft carrier (long recognized as the flagship of the modern naval fleet and the etymology of the Helicarrier's moniker) and with enormous engine shaped thrusters or props (similar to the Dragon in Cameron's Avatar) over helicopter blades (which, here, seem comically small like a bumblebee).

#5 Posted by mavfan626 (4118 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks wicked! :)

#6 Posted by Icon (2051 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh god this has me psyched. x]

#7 Posted by difficlus (10679 posts) - - Show Bio

wow..looks wicked..

#8 Posted by sora_thekey (8150 posts) - - Show Bio
@Decept-O said:
"Thanks for digging this up, excellent job. "
Thanks! :)
 
@Mainline said:
" with enormous engine shaped thrusters or props (similar to the Dragon in Cameron's Avatar) over helicopter blades "
If Cameron's Avatar design were to be used for this it would fit. When I saw the movie I totally said to myself; "Helicarrier rip-off!"
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#9 Posted by TheMess1428 (2176 posts) - - Show Bio

Dude, above comic con 2011... I'm definitely going to go check it out a month in advance just to see if its true.

#10 Posted by tonis (6202 posts) - - Show Bio

very nice nugget. 
If they're leaking it now it's more likely Thor or Cap, or one of the video game plans me thinks.
#11 Posted by xerox_kitty (15761 posts) - - Show Bio

It's pretty cool.  It has a very retro look to it, like a cross between a U-Boat & a helicopter :)

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#12 Posted by sora_thekey (8150 posts) - - Show Bio
@tonis said:
" If they're leaking it now it's more likely Thor or Cap, or one of the video game plans me thinks. "
That's what I thought...
The Avengers movie is not coming out until 2012... why show this 2 years in advance? Although that if it appearing in the Thor or Captain America movies than this thing might steal too much attention from Thor... Plus since Cap is a period movie, it doesn't seems logical to have it in the movie... unless it appears after the credits...
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#13 Posted by tonis (6202 posts) - - Show Bio
@sora_thekey: you're right, the only way to pull it off in Cap would be at the end in a 'flash forward' kind of scene. Thor would make more sense then. 
Assuming they are working with logic.
#14 Edited by ComicMan24 (147032 posts) - - Show Bio

It looks very good. Nice job Sora.

#15 Posted by sora_thekey (8150 posts) - - Show Bio
@ComicMan24: Thanks!
@TheMess1428 said:
" Dude, above comic con 2011... I'm definitely going to go check it out a month in advance just to see if its true. "
Be sure to take pictures!
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#16 Posted by Jotham (4564 posts) - - Show Bio

Hopefully they don't go with propellers, that's just kind of ridiculous. They could use giant repulsors or something.

#17 Posted by TheMess1428 (2176 posts) - - Show Bio
@sora_thekey: You should come with me dude. lol
#18 Posted by sora_thekey (8150 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jotham: For some reason repulsors seem to be too futuristic. Even for the standard Movie Universe SHIELD...
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