Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel star Lee Pace gets a comic-accurate look as Ronan the Accuser in a new concept design.
Although Ronan the Accuser might be one of the weaker villains Marvel Studios has delivered over the years, he still made something of an impact thanks to his scenes setting up Thanos as a villain for future films. He might have only had a minor appearance in Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel, but it was still great to see Lee Pace return to the role. The actor wore an adapted version of Ronan’s comic costume, but an impressive new concept design sees the himstep into an outfit closer to his look in the source material for his brief role in the Brie Larson movie.
Concept artist Aleksi Briclot revealed the design on Instagram, pointing out the villain’s chest symbol as the direct inspiration for the costume. He explained that he wanted to strike a balance between his look in Guardians of the Galaxy, the comics and his role as a Kree Commander. Briclot also wrote that he found the hammer more interesting as a logo rather than as an actual weapon for Lee Pace to wield when leading the Kree forces in Captain Marvel. Take a look at the concept design of the star as Ronan the Accuser below.
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A take on Ronan the Accuser for Captain Marvel. Played by the awesome @leeepfrog >Swipe for more of this concept> The original comics reference is here for comparison. On this concept I’ve stayed quite close to his original look and also how he appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy. Trying to find a good balance. Also working on some commander vibe. The pattern in the background is inspired by his hammer. I found more interesting to have it as a logo than carrying a real hammer when you’re commanding a whole float of spaceships. – #captainmarvel #conceptdesign #marvel #conceptart #mcu #marvelstudios #digitalpainting #ronan #kree #ronantheaccuser #leepace
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Here is the official synopsis for the film:
Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
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