Concept art is an actual representation of what could have been. Fans love looking at alternate designs for their favorite heroes and villains that make them go. “well that would’ve been horrible” or “why didn’t they use that in the movie?”. The king of concept art is Ryan Meinerding, who is the head of visual development at Marvel Studios. He has posted a plethora of images on his Instagram and this time he brought a doozy.
Meinerding conducted an interview with EW where he provided a few more concept art images. They included a few looks at alternate designs for Captain America, Gamora, Mantis, and most interestingly Vision. You can check out the image below:
This design should look familiar as it was one that looks similar to one that Vision donned in the comics. The ghostly appearance was used as an early design for the character but was eventually scrapped due to printing limitations.
Vision first made his MCU debut in Age of Ultron where he was to be used as the ultimate vessel for Ultron. That could be one reason why the alternate look was considered, to have him look more like the villain he was going to embody.
Paul Bettany’s Vision will next appear in Avengers: Infinity War alongside almost every other MCU hero. He will play an integral role as he is the wielder of the Mind Stone, one of the six Infinity Stones that Thanos intends to collect.
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Avengers: Infinity War crashes into theaters April 27, 2018