Marvel mainstay Andy Park has unveiled another piece of concept art for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
James Gunn’s wildly successful sequel has been playing in U.S. theaters for little over a month, and is now within touching distance of Hollywood’s exclusive billion dollar club – at the time of writing, Guardians 2 has amassed $817 million worldwide, and has been tipped to close out its theatrical run in the region of $950m-$1 billion. Stay tuned for more on that total box office cume as time wears on.
Star-Lord and the gang are as popular as ever, then – Telltale’s ongoing action-adventure series has certainly helped embed the Guardians in video game culture, too – and as part of his latest deluge of concept art, Andy Park has shifted the focus over to Papa Quill: Ego, the Living Planet. To date, Park has shared early designs for Baby Groot, along with Nebula and Gamora, the warring step-sisters of Thanos. This time around, though, the talented artist has shifted the focus over to an alternate Ego.
It’s a piece that paints Kurt Russell’s unruly deity in a slightly different light, seen here raising a glass while perched on a dark purple throne of some sort. It also bears a rather striking resemblance to Charlie Hunnam as he appears in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Guy Ritchie’s fantasy reboot that flopped quite spectacularly when it galloped into theaters late last month.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 debuted in U.S. theaters early last month to rave reviews and a suitably stellar opening weekend. Not one to rest on his laurels, writer-director James Gunn is already working on composing Vol. 3 of Star-Lord’s galactic adventure, which will seemingly usher in a new era for both the Guardians and the overarching MCU.