In Guardians of the Galaxy, moviegoers around the world were introduced to a ragtag group of intergalactic superheroes - and each of them stole hearts with their entrance. Of course, Star-Lord wooed crowds with his adorable pre-teen debut, but the fearless leader really got fans going with his unabashed dancing skills. Donning a leather jacket and headphones, Star-Lord boogied his way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But, in another world, the hero may have looked very different.
Over on Twitter, one of Marvel’s key artists has made a splash after sharing several pieces of concept art regarding Star-Lord. Andy Park has uploaded a couple photos of the hero prior, but the artist shared a new look at Star-Lord’s earliest stages. Surprisingly, the design has Star-Lord looking less groovy and loaded up with more gunmetal.
“Here's another Starlord design I painted for the first #GuardiansoftheGalaxy This time w/helmet closed like in the comic. I had fun w/these,” Park captioned the photo.
In the artwork, fans can see Star-Lord dons a more comic-compliant helmet with illuminated eyes. As for his outfit, the get-up looks more armored and features a leather shoulder guard. Strapped with holsters and more, the figure looks much more threatening than Star-Lord wound up being in the film. And, as fans know, the character’s unassuming style only added to Star-Lord and his charm.
You can swipe through the following slides to see all of Park’s recent Star-Lord concept art.
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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).