Stunning Infinity War Concept Art Reveals Alternate Takes on Key Scenes

WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War, still in theaters.

Marvel Studios concept artist Pete Thompson has revealed stunning concept art from Avengers: Infinity War that suggests the battle of Knowhere could have ended much differently.

While the blockbuster continues to entertain fans, the film has been in theaters long enough that details are beginning to leak about the upcoming home video release and, the artists involved are sharing some of their early work that didn't make the final cut.

Thompson won an Art Directors Guild award in 2015 for his work on Guardians of the Galaxy, and was nominated for his contributions to Doctor Strange. He recently revealed some of his concept art for Infinity War on his website.


A lot of the art shows depicts aspects of the film that made it into the finished product. They pieces are gorgeous, of course, but scenes like the Threshers attacking Wakanda and the destruction of New York City appeared in Infinity War almost exactly as Thompson envisioned them.

However, a notable departure from Thompson's work is the scene on Knowhere. In the movie, the Guardians of the Galaxy arrive on Knowhere -- a community that lives within the hollowed-out head of a dead Celestial -- to try to obtain the Reality Stone from the Collector's museum before Thanos can. The Guardians believe they have defeated the Mad Titan and kept him from the powerful artifact, only to learn that, not only are they too late to stop him, but he had already used the Reality Stone to hide that Knowhere has been ravaged. Thompson's concept art shows more scenes set on Knowhere.

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In one drawing titled "Knowhere Evacuation," there are a variety of ships trying to evacuate from Knowhere, presumably to escape Thanos. Sadly, there is another drawing titled "Knowhere Evacuation Destruction" that reveals the evacuation didn't succeed, and it appears as though all of those innocent people perished.

There is also a drawing that shows a Collector/Thanos fight that didn't make it into the film.

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The next most notable sequence that didn't make it into the film was a different version of the film's opening. This time, the Hulk is on the ground in pain while Thanos holds Loki by the neck and Thor battles the Black Order. Of course, in the final film, the Hulk was transported away before Loki was killed, and Thor was restrained as he watched his brother die.

Still in theaters, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Tom Hiddleston, Peter Dinklage and Josh Brolin.

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