Epic Games has a new creative director. A few days after incumbent Donald Mustard announced his resignation, the company introduced his successor. It was Charlie Wen, a concept artist and designer who worked for Riot Games, Disney, Marvel, Sony and more.
“Charlie was responsible for developing and integrating numerous iconic Marvel heroes and villains from different worlds into a single cinematic universe. He was also responsible for inspiring future scenarios by creating visual prototypes of key images. Films he has appeared in include Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The First Avenger,” “The Other War,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Ant-Man,” and the initial production of “Black Panther.”says Wen’s biography on his page LinkedIn.
Some of Wen’s tweets on the social network X (Twitter) contain illustrations of Marvel characters that are very close to what appears in the studio’s films. In addition, while working at Sony, Wen worked on the design of Kratos from God of War, and also invented the appearance of the legendary “Blades of Chaos” by drawing their prototype on napkins. “As the ideas came, I realized I didn’t have a sketchbook – it’s a good thing the restaurant had napkins. I had a vision of Kratos that had to be transferred from my head onto paper (or a napkin). He had wide double blades attached to his forearms with chains that he could throw.— told Ven for the 20th anniversary of the series.
It’s only logical that the position of Creative Director at Epic has been taken over by a talented artist and designer with an impressive track record. Fortnite (arguably Epic’s biggest game) has significantly improved its image, thanks in part to the well-designed appearances of characters from different universes.