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The bold, beautiful designs of a Marvel movie concept artist

Andy Park has the enviable task of translating Marvel comics into big-screen spectaculars like "Thor: Ragnarok" and the forthcoming "Ant-Man and the Wasp."

Richard Trenholm
Richard Trenholm was CNET's film and TV editor, covering the big screen, small screen and streaming. A member of the Film Critic's Circle, he's covered technology and culture from London's tech scene to Europe's refugee camps to the Sundance film festival.
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Andy Park, Marvel's visual development supervisor, has the dream job of translating the crazy, colorful world of Marvel comic books into workable real-world designs for movies like "Thor: Ragnarok." Check out some of his art from this and other Marvel films, including forthcoming sequel "Ant-Man and the Wasp."

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Park worked with director Taika Waititi to give "Thor: Ragnarok" a bold, colorful aesthetic drawing heavily on the outlandish designs of legendary Marvel artist Jack Kirby.

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For Park, one of the most fun parts of working on "Ragnarok" was designing villain Hela and her striking headdress.

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Park works in Photoshop using an iMac and Wacom Intuous graphics tablet.

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Here's some concept art of Black Widow in action for "Avengers: Age of Ultron."

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Park's work took a new direction for "Guardians of the Galaxy," in which Marvel ventured into space opera.

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"Guardians" director James Gunn encouraged Park's team to mine classic retro inspiration like Flash Gordon and pulp sci-fi paperbacks.

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Park's concept designs for "Ant-Man."

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Park goes big in this artwork for forthcoming sequel "Ant-Man and Wasp," out in 2018.

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