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  1. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    The only part I didn't like about Hulk vs. Thor's Asgard was the main hall thingy where Odin's mouth formed the door. Looked a bit too Gigeresque for Asgard to me.
     
  2. AndThePickles Kiss the girl

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    I think my main problem picturing Asgard is that when I think of castles, I think "Camelot." I'm sure Asgard should look more "rough-hewn" than I imagine.
     
  3. Colossal Spoons Paper boi

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    Amen
     
  4. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    That's the problem a lot of people have with Asgard, it seems. More often than not, it comes off looking medieval European, which is not the right look for it as far as I'm concerned. Vikings and Norsemen had their own unique architectural styles.
     
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    This is true but I think what we have hear in our world is an aproximation of what Asgard should be. Asgard shouldn't be primative. They are superior beings therefor their designs and architecture need to be almost alien, enter Kirby.
     
  6. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Yeah, but they should never look as high tech as some of Kirby's designs. I like a lot of Kirby's ideas, but I'd prefer a more realistic Viking interpretation that favors simplicity of form but inhumanly amazing craftsmanship. Like Mjolnir: it doesn't look like much on the surface, but it's deceptively powerful. Asgard should take that Viking visual style and blow it up to the nth degree.
     
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    That's fine but I see no reason why Asgardians would have such primitive looking structures, it isn't Midgard and they are Gods after all so their abodes should be fitting for Gods. The other thing is Asgardians aren't vikings they influenced them yes but they shouldn't be living in rustic looking palaces.
     
  8. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    I wouldn't want anything to look rustic, I just want to preserve the Viking design sensibilities. Double the size of your typical Viking building and gild it in gold and it'll look like it's worthy of a god. Kirby's designs just look too space agey to me.
     
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    I agree Kirby went a little too far but I do want some things here and there to look alien or futuristic kind of like in Stargate. You see where the Egyptians got their influences when you entered the alien pyramid ship, it looked old but at the same time there futuristic things as well. I'm sure something like that can be done but with the norse influences.
     
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    Yes but these were Gods so reallly their architecture should be beyond that of normal men.
     
  11. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Hmm, that'd be cool. I wouldn't mind seeing some futuristic stuff mixed in with the Viking stuff. A juxtaposition of the two styles would work really well, now that you mention it.
     
  12. marcvader Lurker #1

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    Exactly, that's the way I see the Asgardians. They're really not human like you and I so they are capable of other worldly things. They're visitation preceded the uprise of the norse cultures and therefor influenced them in the creation of they're Gods, dress, and architecture. That was done really well in Stargate. It doesn't have to be all out futuristic but little things here and there. What we see on the big screen has to be something all together different than what we've seen so far.
     
  13. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    I just don't really want to see too much electrical-looking stuff. Like I said with Mjolnir, things should be really powerful and advanced without losing all of the ancient design elements.
     
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    That would be cool. Or just make the dragestil be glowing images hovering just off of the walls of the buildings. :up:
     
  17. marcvader Lurker #1

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    Yes. We're building a nice Asgard here. Someone get Marvel on the line..
     
  18. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Haha, they're probably like 6 months away from actually determining what Asgard will look like at this point. But if it looked like what we're describing, it'd rock. I liked the suggestion a while back about an Aurora Borealis-style Bifrost, too.
     
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    So, floating island or spheric planetoid. I say enormous floating island as far as the eye can see maybe in the opening shot starting with darkness then the aurora bolealislike bifrost bridge following it until Asgard slowly zooming into view.
     
  20. FVD Launder the Conscience

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    Does that rock formation signify what I think it is? :D
     
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    Very nice.
    An opening shot of the asteroid and all that jazz would be magnificent.
     
  22. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    I like seeing Asgard as a floating landmass. "How does it stay afloat and how does it have daytime and nighttime, etc.?" MAGIC! That's part of the fun of Asgard from the comics. I don't know how the f*** half of the physics of that thing are supposed to work, but they work 'cause Odin tells them to, basically.
     
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    If they show a shot of the asteroid & have the rainbow bridge appear misty flowing into space like these pics, it would could be magical, and would remove the girly effect. The rainbow would be more heavenly.
     
  24. FVD Launder the Conscience

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    ^^Agreed. It looks more awe inspiring to great effect.
     
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    I could be wrong, but I believe Asgard doesn't have a night time. It doesn't rotate. It has no axis. But I could be wrong & who knows how they'll do it in the movie. But the day/night question is interesting.

    "It's nighttime, how can this be" - Jolly Volly
    "This is from Odin!" - Thor
     

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