Charlie Wen, a designer over at Marvel Studios, revealed some early concept art of Groot in Guardians Of The Galaxy showing a much different approach from the movies.
A new image of Groot has surfaced online via Twitter from designer Charlie Wen. Wen is responsible for a lot of the designs throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He’s recently taken to his Twitter account to show audiences the early designs and concept art for a lot of Marvel characters. One that’s been garnering attention is of Groot and Rocket. The piece shows a more humanistic approach to Groot’s anatomy, as he describes it. Below is the concept art and some thoughts Wen shared on his process making it.
"Buddies forever" – another early concept I designed for Groot in #guardiansofthegalaxy. This one has a bit more overt "human" anatomy in his structure. At Marvel we felt Rocket and Groot were pivotal for the success of the film. #marvel #marvelstudios #groot #rocket pic.twitter.com/AunqgA54hj
— Charlie Wen (@imcharliewen) January 10, 2019
It would have been interesting to see this type of Groot come to life in the movies. Wen credits Groot and Rocket to the success of the Guardians Of The Galaxy films as they are the two most popular characters of the franchise. Since his introduction in the MCU, Groot has been a fan favorite among many. It’s safe to say the design they went with was the right decision. If they had went with this design, perhaps the movie would have came out very different than the one we got. What do you think? Do you like the Groot they went with or the earlier design? Do you think his design would have made a difference in the success of the franchise? Let us know in the comments!
Groot was last seen in Avengers: Infinity War, which is available now on Digital HD, 4K, Blu-Ray, and DVD. He is expected to return in Avengers: Endgame, releasing on April 26th, 2019.
The Superhero Movies Of 2018, Ranked From Worst To Best
2018 has gone by too fast. It seems like yesterday when the beginning of the new year was upon us, and the advent of having so many superhero movies hitting theaters seemed like a dream come true for every fanboy and fangirl. It’s also funny to look back and remember that although we ended up with a whopping nine major theatrical superhero movies, we almost had eleven. Sadly, Fox delayed both Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants to 2019 instead.
Even with those two films delayed, 2018 was still a massive year not just at the box office, but for the continued advancement of the genre on a number of levels. Whether it was through the cultural significance of a film like Black Panther or the exciting animated adventures of Incredibles 2 and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, there was no shortage of exciting superhero stories told on the big screen this year.
Here are the 9 theatrical superhero films of 2018, ranked from worst to best. You can start the gallery by clicking “Next.”