The artwork was revealed by artist Rodney Fuentebella on Instagram, who says he was going for a traveling hero kind of aesthetic.
Take a look below:
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Here is a early concept illustration I did of Thor for Avengers Infinity War. I wanted to go for the wondering warrior look. Learned a lot in this project and had such a blast! Final look of Thor was done by @ryan_meinerding_art Enjoy! - - @marvel #avengersinfinitywar #digitalart #illustration #conceptart #avengers #marvel #thor #heroes #characterdesign @rodneyimages
Thor started Avengers: Infinity War with the look he took from Thor: Ragnarok, with close-cropped hair and a patch embedded over his missing eye. He eventually ditched the patch entirely when Rocket provided him with a cybernetic eye. His hair remained short, but Thor took on a more regal look after forging his new weapon, Stormbreaker.
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Avengers: Infinity War is now available on home media.
Upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movies include Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019; Avengers 4 on May 3, 2019; Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5th, 2019.