A leaked piece of artwork purported to be the card for a Thor and Rocket Raccoon Avengers 4 action figure two-pack reveals a new look for Marvel Studios God of Thunder and the small-in-stature, large-in-attitude Guardian of the Galaxy.
The images, shared on Twitter by Discussing Film contributor James Conway, show Rocket and Thor in new, matching uniforms. Rather than wearing their now-iconic outfits, the pair are suited up in what appears to be black and grey space suits, with red highlights. On the left chest is the Avengers iconic A, indicating that Rocket will officially join the ranks of Earth's Mightiest Heroes when the sequel arrives.
While it's just a thumbnail, you can see Captain America wearing a similar outfit in the thumbnail image on the lower right. Captain Marvel, however, is seen wearing her familiar red, blue and yellow uniform. Considering we've already seen several pieces of art for other members of the team that has depicted them in different, yet familiar uniforms, it's likely that the look below is for a specific mission, not something fans will have to get used to as the team's all-purpose costumes.
Thor's new hammer, Stomrbreaker, forged during the events of Avengers: Infinity War, remains the Asgardian Avenger's weapon of choice, though it does appear that the hammer's head has undergone some changes. Whether they're merely utilitarian, cosmetic, or were simply done for marketing purposes remains to be seen.
Of course, these are not the first pieces of art from the upcoming sequel to leak online. Earlier reveals have included our first glimpse of Captain America's new, scale armor outfit, as well as the admittedly blurry debut of Hawkeye's Ronin identity. An official photo, shared by the Russo brothers themselves, even offered a look at what is believed to be a new weapon for War Machine: the Proton Cannon. The first piece of concept art form the film to leak indicated that while much of the team would retain their familiar looks, Hulk will undergo a major change in appearance and wardrobe.
The untitled sequel to Avengers: Infinity War will release on May 3, 2019. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Marvel’s Avengers 4 stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie.