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Endgame Art Explains How Captain Marvel Costume Combines Decades of Looks

With the mantle of Captain Marvel having existed within the Marvel Universe decades prior to the character's big-screen debut, Andy Park -- Director of Visual Development at Marvel Studios -- recently discussed how the studio's concept artists incorporated ideas from the source material in order to engineer their own take on the character for Avengers: Endgame.

"Finally I can show this! Here’s the approved concept design I did for Captain Marvel in Avengers: Endgame," park wrote on Instagram. "I loved designing her original look in her solo film earlier this year. And what a blast it was to revisit her design trying to envision what her modern day look over 20 some years later would look like. I did a ton of different options. The thinking behind this one was essentially taking every look through the decades from the original (male) Captain Marvel to Ms. Marvel to her modern day comic book look and combining them into one new original look. It was a fun exploration."

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Carol Danvers (aka Captain Marvel) made her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in the 90s period film, Captain Marvel. Shortly after, she popped up again in Endgame, rescuing both Tony Stark and Nebula, who were stranded following the Avengers' previous confrontation with Thanos. Marvel Studios has yet to officially announce when we will see Carol next, though a Captain Marvel sequel is reportedly in development. Moreover, a Ms. Marvel series is currently in development for Disney+, though it is unclear if Carol wile cameo.

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Josh Brolin as Thanos. The film is now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD.

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