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With Thor: Ragnarok now in theaters, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has never looked brighter or more colorful. The film is packed to the brim with some delightfully absurd costumes, but few can compare to the one worn by Tom Hiddleston as Loki. That said, it looks like he almost wore an even more outrageous outfit in the film, and concept artist Anthony Francisco has officially released a new look at the threads he almost got to wear. Check out the concept art below to see the unused costume for yourself.
Right off the bat, it's clear that Anthony Francisco's concept art for Loki in Thor: Ragnarok is a far cry from the version of the character who appeared on-screen. In fact, it actually seems to share more similarities with the Loki costume seen in films like Thor, Thor: The Dark World, and The Avengers. The version of Loki's costume seen in Ragnarok has a darker green shade to it, and it also seems to hug Tom Hiddleston's slender frame a bit more than previous suits. By contrast, this one incorporates several different colors and has an ornate, almost birdlike quality to it in the way that the cape drapes over his shoulders.
When you look at the history of the character, it still makes quite a bit of sense that Loki's costume would evolve and change over the course of his tenure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Vanity and a passion for style are two of the defining characteristics of his personality, and when he appears on Earth as an average person, he still endeavors to give himself the most stylish black suit imaginable.
As it turns out, this is very much intentional on the part of the Thor: Ragnarok crew. In fact, I recently had a chance to speak to Thor: Ragnarok costume designer Mayes Rubeo about her work on the film, and she specifically noted that (by comparison to someone like Chris Hemsworth's Thor) Loki's costume design was rooted considerably in his vanity and affinity for fashion. Now just imagine if he had been able to wear this even more outlandish outfit during his trip to Sakaar.
Thor: Ragnarok is now in theaters, so if you haven't already, make sure to check it out! For those of you still mulling over which ticket to buy, you can also check our in-depth review of the film, as well as our handy To 3D guide as well! Looking ahead to the next year of major film releases, make sure to glance at our 2017 movie premiere guide, as well as our 2018 movie premiere guide!