We have come to know “Guardians of the Galaxy’s” Gamora as a green-skinned ass kicker, but a new glimpse of early concept art for the first film reveals that the character could have looked very different.
Andy Park, Marvel Studios’ visual development supervisor and concept artist, has shared a look at his early work on Gamora via Instagram. “[W]e played with the idea of giving her a different skin color. I had fun with this one,” he said.
Closeup of a concept design version I painted for Gamora. This was early days on the first #GuardiansoftheGalaxy so we played with the idea of giving her a different skin color. I had fun with this one. #gamora #alien #conceptart #design #illustration #art #vfx #digitalart #digitalpainting #marvel #marvelstudios
In some ways, Park’s initial design looks more with Gamora’s original comic book design, which includes the skin around her eyes being a different color than the rest of her body. Park’s art also features a more elaborate, high fantasy-type of skin markings a la Drax. She also has eyebrows, something the current Gamora lacks.
Written and directed by James Gunn, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” stars Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel as Baby Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, Chris Sullivan as Taserface, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Glenn Close as Irani Rael and Kurt Russell as Ego.