Andy Park, a visual development supervisor/concept artist at Marvel Studios, has now shared one of his earliest Star-Lord/Peter Lord costume designs for Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). Surpisingly, it's not that far off from what Christ Pratt wore in the film.
When Oscar-winning costume designer Alexandra Byrne began working on Star-Lord's look, she took inspiration from cowboys and World War II fighter pilots. She was also instructed by director James Gunn to make his clothing look functional and have it include lots of technology. Plus, it had to resemble what The Ravagers wore, since they became his adopted family.
"[Making Quill seem alien and contemporary was] exactly what I wanted to do," Byrne told Screen Crush in August 2014. "We did a lot of fitting with Chris. One of the practical challenges were he's got to get a lot of things in and out of a bag, he's got guns, he's got rocket blasters. And, again, giving some sort of credibility to the technology of his character. He's got this amazing spaceship, the Milano. But some of it has a retro feel and some of it is completely incredible. It's a balancing act."
Set to the backdrop of 'Awesome Mixtape #2,' Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes' aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn (Slither). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (Jurassic World) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (Spectre) as Drax; Vin Diesel (Furious 7) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (Jumper) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (The Big Short) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Everest), Chris Sullivan (The Knick, The Drop) and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, The Thing).
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on May 5, 2017. Avengers: Infinity War is set to hit theaters May 4, 2018.