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Hercules - Characters

Weta Workshop's design studio produced hero character and prop design for the reimagining of the classic tale of Hercules (2015). One of the studio's main challenges was to explore both the myth and reality of the filmmakers approach to the story. This meant designs needed to feel culturally grounded, but at the same time allow for the idea of the legend. For example, a giant tortured human that once had two eyes now only has one and this gives rise to the myth of the cyclops.

©2014 Paramount Pictures Corporation and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures inc.
All rights reserved. Images Courtesy of Weta Workshop

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Hercules Helmet - Artist: Aaron Beck

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Tydeus - Artist: Christian Pearce

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Autolycus - Artist: Long Ouyang

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King Coty - Artist: Long Ouyang

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Centaur - Artist Paul Tobin

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Tribesman - Artist: Aaron Beck

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Cyclops - Artist: Aaron Beck

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Cyclops - Artist: Aaron Beck

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Cyclops - Artist Paul Tobin

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Astae - Artist: Christian Pearce

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Astae - Artist: Christian Pearce

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Hydra Helmet - Artist: Nick Keller

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Hydra Helmet - Artist: Nick Keller

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Tribesman - Artist Paul Tobin

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Atalanta - Artist Paul Tobin

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Atalanta - Artist Paul Tobin

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Atalanta Weapons - Artist Paul Tobin

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Hercules Weapons - Artist Paul Tobin