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Concept Art from GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Explores the Evolution of The Collector’s Lair

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 9:51 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


One of the more densely layered visual sequences in Guardians of the Galaxy comes when Star Lord, Groot, Gamora and Rocket visit Benicio Del Toro‘s character The Collector during their sojourn to Knowhere. His collection is filled to the brim with so many easter eggs and callbacks to the Marvel universe (not to mention one of director James Gunn‘s prior films, Slither) you need several viewings to process all of it.  If you’ve seen the end credits tag you’ll know that The Collector even has a prized Marvel character in his possession.

But of course the aesthetic choices you see in the film didn’t just arrive in their current form.  A considerable amount of work was done testing different concepts and looks – some of them departing radically from the finished design – before the creative team settled on the environment you see onscreen in the film. The film is currently in theaters.

You can find more concept work on the site of artist Richard Anderson (via CBM):

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