Comic book fans’ heads may explode while looking at these Alex Tuis illustrations. Some recent superhero movies have cast great leads, but the thought of seeing Bruce Lee in the role of Spider-Man is sure to make some readers’ hearts palpitate at excessive speeds.
What Alex Tuis has done is re-imagine graphic novel-inspired films with action stars he feels are ideal to take on characters from the Marvel Comics and DC Comics universe. Arnold Schwarzenegger as Colossus? Christopher Walken as Professor X? If Tuis had his way, these casting choices would be reality.
What’s remarkable about these Alex Tuis paintings is how well he’s able to capture the physical likeness of each famous actor. To be able to visualize actual people in ridiculous comic book costumes and then render it is a testament to Tuis’ incredible talent.