Just a little under a week ago, John Staub, a concept artist and illustrator at Marvel Studios, released some concept art of Peter Dinklage’s Eitri receiving new limbs from Groot in Avengers: Infinity War. While that didn’t come to pass, Staub also released some more art just yesterday that serves as a continuation of the key frame in his previous post.
On his Instagram page, John Staub shared a photo yesterday of other ideas he originally explored in regards to Infinity War. In particular, the idea of Groot riding Eitri like a backpack while he helped Eitri with his work. Given that Groot would’ve been the source of Eitri’s new limbs, it makes sense that Groot would need to give Eitri some extra assistance. At the very least help him get accustomed to his new limbs. Not to mention that Groot controls the new arms in the first place.
As such, Groot and Eitri would probably have engaged in some banter, according to Staub. Given the tone of the Guardians of the Galaxy films, banter is probably a given. But here, take a look at Groot taking a ride on Eitri in the Infinity War concept art below.
Again, as this did not come to pass and since Thor already has Stormbreaker, even though it didn’t do him any good in the end since he didn’t aim for the head, do you think that Thor could pay Eitri another visit? Not so much Groot since he was one of Thanos’ snap victims, but do you think that Eitri could play another role in Avengers 4? Would you want to see him again? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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Thanos’ Outriders Resemble Venom In New ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Concept Art
New Avengers: Infinity War concept art reveals early designs for Thanos' Outriders and the horrifying creatures bear a striking resemblance to Venom.
During the battle of Wakanda, Thanos' underlings unleashed an army of the Outriders on Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Though the creatures were terrifying enough in the final version of the film, early concept art reveals that the Outriders initially resemble the Spider-Man villain turned anti-hero named Venom. According to Avengers: Infinity War concept artists, creating a design for Thanos' army that wouldn't be compared to Venom proved to be a challenge.
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Thanos will return in the untitled sequel to Infinity War.
A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers 4 is expected to star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin and Chris Pratt.
Avengers 4 is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 3, 2019.