Guardians Of The Galaxy 2: Mantis And Baby Groot Concept Art
Andy Park, who is currently a Visual Development Supervisor at Marvel Studios and has worked on [...]
Andy Park, who is currently a Visual Development Supervisor at Marvel Studios and has worked on character designs and key-frame art for every single film in the MCU since Captain America: The First Avenger, has shared more of his brilliant Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 concept art.
The artwork features another early, unused design for Mantis (slideshow below), putting more emphasis on her bug-like appearance, and key-frame art of Baby Groot, Yondu, and Rocket onboard -- and about to make their explosive escape from -- the Ravagers ship, The Ecclector.
The key-frame art, which you view directly below, follows the hilarious escape scene. In that, after the mutinous Ravagers deemed pint-sized humanoid plant is too cute to kill, dressed him up in a mini-Ravagers costume, tormented him, and went to sleep, Baby Groot visits Yondu and Rocket -- who were thrown into a cell together. In order to free them, Baby Groot has to sneak around the ship where the crew is sleeping and locate Yondu's "prototype fin." However, Baby Groot doesn't quite know what he is looking for, so he comes back with anything but the fin -- such as underwear, a severed toe, a mechanical eye, and even a desk. Eventually, he finds and retrieves the fin. Once Yondu puts it on, he and Rocket are able to escape and get some good ol' fashion revenge.
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.
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Early Mantis Concept Art
"This was the Mantis approved look for awhile during the concept design phase of the production. But ultimately [James Gunn] didn't think the practical effects on her face looked real enough," Park explained on his official Instagram page. "Prosthetics are a tough one to pull off. Especially when you're trying to maintain an attractive look for the character. I think where they ended up was for the best. No need to cover up Pom's amazing look & performance."prevnext
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- Howard The Duck Concept Art
- Tween Groot, Leaner Baby Groot Concept Art
- Alternate Ayesha Costume Designs
- Awesome Key-Frame Art
- Early Ayesha And Ego Concept Art
- Adorable Baby Groot Concept Art
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- Alternate Ego And Mantis Costume Designs
- Cute Baby Groot Concept Art
- Alternate Designs For Mantis
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).prev