Unused Gamora and Nebula Character Designs

Earlier this month, we showed you some Guardians of the Galaxy concept art which revealed Star-Lord’s comic book origins, as well as very different looking concept designs for Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Gamora, Drax and Star-Lord. Now concept artist Andy Park shares his early designs for Zoe Saldana‘s Gamora and Karen Gillan‘s Nebula from James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy, which look very different than what we saw in the final film. Hit the jump to see Park’s unused Gamora and Nebula character designs.

Firs off, here is Andy Parks‘ Star Wars/Mad Max concept painting of the Guardians of the Galaxy cast, which he created at the start of the project:

Unused Gamora and Nebula Character Designs

Here is Andy Park’s early concept art designs for  Karen Gillan‘s Nebula:

Here is Andy Park’s early concept art designs for Zoe Saldana‘s Gamora:

I have to admit, I really prefer Andy Park’s tattooed Gamora design than the design we saw in the finished film. Of course, I’m sure the make-up required for such a design would have taken a lot of work to apply. Sure, Dave Bautista was willing to sit 5 hours a day in the make-up chair, but a more accomplished actor like Zoe Saldana might not have been up for that task and had very different priorities when approaching her character’s look.

If you want to learn more about the unseen or missed designs and characters of Guardians of the Galaxy, check out our comprehensive collection of easter eggs and trivia (which also features Spartoi planet concept art and the Badoon soldiers who were replaced in the film due to rights ownership issues with 20th Century Fox). Also check out Russ Fischer’s Everything We Know About Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (so far) which talks about Nova’s possible future in the series and more.

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