Early Avengers concept art reveals evolution of alien ships

The final act of Joss Whedon’s The Avengers revolved around a truly insane alien attack on New York City, and some new concept art sheds some light on how the production crew came up with the look of those massive attack ships.

Sketched by Phil Saunders, the ship designs show some early ideas for the Leviathan and Chariot designs, which have some solid variations to the final versions. Some look a lot more mechanical than what eventually made it to screen, and you can see the design process come into focus from drawing to drawing.

It’s an interesting peek behind the scenes to see how different that massive alien attack could’ve looked.

(Via Comic Book Movie)