“Avengers” storyboards by Jane Wu

Storyboard artist Jane Wu (Mulan II, Shane Acker’s 9) has posted two of her dynamic boards from Marvel’s The Avengers. Click on images below to see them in animatic form. It’s nice to know that strong work like this, from seasoned animation professionals like Wu, went into creating the blockbuster hit movie.


  • James Madison

    Thanks for posting.

    I have not seen the movie and it seems like a lot of people are enjoying it.

    I always wished, especially after seeing the life in the storyboards, that movies based on comics/cartoons could be animated (2D/CG or otherwise)

    Great job by Jane Wu.

    • http://oye-studios.daportfolio.com Seni

      Dude, watching that movie with a packed theater made me feel like I was 10 again!
      Go watch it! You won’t regret it.

      Plus, it’ll keep you occupied ’til The Dark Knight Rises.

      • James Madison

        Ha, Ha – I’m buying my ticket this week Seni!

      • Rich Tom

        He’s right. You’re in for a great time!

    • Oluseyi

      There are the Warner Premiere DCAU features (Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, Wonder Woman, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, Captain Marvel: The Return of Black Adam, Batman: Year One, Green Lantern: First Flight, etc) and their Marvel counterparts (Hulk Vs, Thor, Hulk World, etc). They don’t get theatrical releases, but they’re excellent films – in the case of Green Lantern, vastly superior to the live action counterpart.

  • EHH

    The scene where Hulk punches Thor provided one of the biggest laughs in the theater. Glad to know she was the one who did the story boards for it.

  • Scott B.

    Watching these animatics makes me wish I was 22 again, and just about to graduate with my design/illustration degree. Then I would know what to do with myself.

  • http://www.worthdayley.com Worth Dayley

    Ryan Woodward of “Thought of You” fame also boarded on this. I saw some early boards of the Ironman/Captain American-Loki Germany scene and they were jawsome.

  • http://www.onanimation.com Daniel

    Haha, I guess Thor was supposed to be an old man in this one… ;)

  • Kevin

    Interesting how the boards are paced, they seem to have a set length to each board. I wonder if that’s how they are actually put together or just for the sake of these examples.

    • Adam

      I was wondering that too. I’m going to try it. It would save me a lot of time wasted on details that don’t need to go into a boarded sequence.

      • Kevin

        The timing is beat…beat…beat…beat…

  • sagesteele

    Marvel needs to stress modern comic stories in the cartoons? Yes because Secret Invasion was a such a huge seller with the general public. No, just the comic buying public.

  • Ron

    Her drawing style reminds me a lot of Mark Andrews. I mean that as a compliment and I’m not saying she’s ripping him off. BUT I wonder if maybe she was a student of his at one point.

  • http://she-thing.blogspot.com Caty

    El WOW! Thank you. This inspires me to try do one myself.

  • http://www.bobloganillustration.blogspot.com Bob Logan

    Yeah! Go, Jane!