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James Gunn loves to reveal Guardians Of The Galaxy tidbits to the gathered masses. The writer and director of the much beloved Marvel space opera, as well as its impending sequel, often peppers his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts with pictures and posts about the films, while basically answering any other questions that come his way, too. Over the weekend, Gunn continued this trend by uploading the original design work for Star-Lord’s mask. Even though it was only the prototype, it still looks rather spiffy. Check it out with your very own eyes below.

#fbf Very early version of the Star-Lord mask. I wanted the eyes to be big, as if he was perpetually surprised, not your regular hero. We might have overdone it a bit here. #GotG #flashbackfriday

Posted by James Gunn on Friday, 20 November 2015

Want a side ways view? Of course you do. Then here’s another intriguing glimpse at the sculpture from James Gunn’s Twitter account.

And just so his Instagram didn’t feel left out, James Gunn took to the popular app and uploaded yet another image of the sculptured mask. Check it out below.

The evolution of Marvel costumes is an intriguing process to have a peek at. Earlier this month James Gunn’s Marvel pal Andy Park, who worked on the Peyton Reed-directed Ant-Man, uploaded earlier versions of the diminutive suits that were ultimatley rejected to his own Twitter account.

This inspired Gunn to do the same. But why did James Gunn and his Guardians Of The Galaxy cohorts reject the above design? Well, it’s all in the eyes. While the director admitted he wanted the mask’s eyes to "be big" so that it appeared as though the character was "perpetually surprised" and reinforce the notion that he wasn’t a "regular hero," they went a little over board in their attempts with their first mask.

Continuing his explanation in the comments, James Gunn, who insisted that he oversees "every fact of what [the characters] look like," added that he wanted the mask to be "more unique" and "less like Iron Man to the casual viewer."

Those of you who are eagerly anticipating Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, and I’m going to take a wild guess and assume that’s a lot of you out there, will want to remain glued to any social media account that James Gunn’s calls his cyber home. The writer and director is probably the best filmmaker to use these online sources to his advantage, regularly debunking rumors in a clever and vehement fashion.

With production on Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 due to begin at some point in 2016, ahead of its May 5, 2017 release date, you can expect Gunn to keep us all regularly updated over the ensuing months.