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Guardians of the Galaxy's Gamora is a skilled fighter and accomplished killer when we meet her in the original film. While the character has gone through significant changes over the course of two movies, some new art shows how the old Gamora could have informed her look in the new film. One Marvel artist has revealed some concepts he had for Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 that would have harkened back to the sort of person Gamora used to be. Check it out.
Marvel artist Andy Park, who has created some really remarkable concept art for several Marvel Studios films, recently revealed this look he put together for Gamora for the most recent movie. It puts her in a cloak and hood which gives her a slightly sinister and mysterious vibe which Park says was meant to evoke the sort of person she was prior to the first movie.
The outfit clearly has a sort of Assassin's Creed thing going on. One expects to see her perched on a rooftop at night dressed like this, waiting for her target to walk by so she can leap down and stab him in the throat. Needless to say, it's a pretty awesome look. Park had previously posed a similar design which saw Gamora without the cloak, but instead wearing a sort of armor, which we assume is still on underneath the cloak in this image. Park said it was the wrong direction for what James Gunn was looking for from Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Eventually, we saw Gamora looking less like a warrior or assassin, and wearing an outfit that was more functional.
As awesome as Andy Park's design looks, it certainly would have been out of place in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. From the way Park talks about it here, it sounds like this was less of a real possibility for Gamora's design and more just something the artist wanted to create because he just thought it would look good. He's certainly not wrong. Maybe if we ever get a prequel story that includes a younger Gamora we can go back and look at this. It's so good it's a shame not to use it somewhere.
Of course, since we don't really know what will happen with Gamora in Avengers: Infinity War or Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, maybe there's room for this look somewhere in the future as well.