Concept art from Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame shows off a take on Red Skull that looks similar to Marvel’s Ghost Rider.
One of the biggest highlights from the last two Avengers films was seeing the return of Red Skull, who first appeared in Captain America: The First Avenger. Red Skull, now the keeper of the Soul Stone, was last seen standing sentry at Vormir waiting for someone to come and claim the stone. In the Avengers films, Red Skull looks much like he did when he first appeared in Captain America, though he was wearing a dark cape. However, if things had gone another way in pre-production, Red Skull could have looked just like Ghost Rider.
Rodney Fuentebella, a concept artist for Marvel, took to Instagram to show an early take on Red Skull that had the Soul Stone controlling and splitting his soul in half. As a result, the Soul Stone’s aesthetic would be taking over Red Skull’s body, which makes him looks like Ghost Rider.
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Here is an alternate early concept I did of Red Skull with the Soul Stone controlling and splitting his soul apart. I had a blast create all these takes on the iconic character for Avengers Infinity War and Endgame. @marvel #marvel #redskull #characterdesign #digitalillustration #conceptart @rodneyimages
In the Avengers concept art, you can see that the character’s head is glowing with the Soul Stone’s hue, which make it look as if his head is on fire. This notion also extends to his hand, which is carrying the risen Soul Stone, looking as if its shooting out flames like Ghost Rider. Beyond that, Red Skull’s raggedy clothes do look like Ghost Rider’s scorched biker gear. Unfortunately, the Avengers films went for the more safer Red Skull designs, though this really would have been great to have seen on the big screen.
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Red Skull last appeared in Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame:
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo from a script written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.
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Source: Rodney Fuentebella