Taserface, a minor villain from James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with a particularly memorable name, originally had a different design.
Concept artist Jerad S. Marantz, who has worked with Marvel Studios on a number of projects (including Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Captain Marvel), had been commissioned to create designs for James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 back in 2017. As it turns out, he had a somewhat different design in mind for Taserface, which appeared to be a bit more mechanical and a bit more clean-shaven. Ultimately, a competing design from Anthony Fransisco won out, and that was used as the basis for the James Gunn movie.
Check out the Taserface design in the Instagram post below.
Overall, Taserface looks a little more intimidating here than his movie counterpart did. However, given that Taserface is the butt of tons of jokes in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, a sillier design may have been the point that James Gunn wanted to go for. Taserface will likely not be back in any future Marvel Studios movies, but his actor (Chris Sullivan) has been confirmed to appear in the Disney+ series What If…?, which makes it likely that we’ll see an alternate version of this villain with a terrible alias in a new story.
Details on the third chapter of James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy are currently unknown, though the film will likely explore the ramifications of the universe-changing events in Avengers: Endgame. The film is also set to be the final outing for this current iteration of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is expected to star Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, and Sean Gunn. Chris Hemsworth’s involvement is speculated upon, due to Thor joining the Guardians at the end of Avengers: Endgame, but it has yet to be confirmed by Marvel Studios or James Gunn.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest updates on James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.