ByHeather Snowden, writer at Creators.co
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Heather Snowden

In the same way scripts are constantly reworked and rewritten throughout production, movie concept artists have to redraft the faces of our beloved characters until they fit perfectly with the characters we imagine. Once a film is released it's so difficult to picture these onscreen legends appearing in any other way as their entire aesthetic is such a huge part of the personalities we have come to know and love.

In the images in this list, Star Wars' Yoda looks more like an average garden gnome and Shrek, rather than a charmingly clumsy ogre, is more an ill member of the Coneheads clan.

Take a look at the early concept art below and see if you can imagine these well known movie personalities in their nascent form.

Emma Frost - X-Men: First Class

Yoda - Star Wars

Shrek - Shrek

The Mad Hatter - Alice in Wonderland

Hopper - A Bug's Life

The Caterpillar - Alice in Wonderland

Spider-Man - The Amazing Spider-Man

Neytiri - Avatar

Beast - X-Men: First Class

The Kraken - Clash of the Titans

Bane - The Dark Knight Rises

Chewbacca - Star Wars

Jabba the Hutt - Star Wars

Silver Surfer - Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Azazel - X-Men: First Class

Buzz Lightyear - Toy Story

(Source: Screen Crush)

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