Zany GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Concept Art Features Yondu, Howard The Duck, And The Love-Bots

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 introduced a lot of very cool concepts to the MCU and here we take a look at alternate designs for Michael Rooker's Yondu, the unique looking love-bots, and Howard the Duck.

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Avengers: Infinity War may not mention Star-Lord's team in the title but the Guardians of the Galaxy will play a big role in the battle against Thanos. Seeing them assemble alongside Earth's Mightiest Heroes promises to be extremely satisfying and we're now taking a look back at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, a movie which firmly established this group's place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

While 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy introduced us to James Gunn's brilliant take on the group of A-Holes, the follow-up fleshed them out to an even greater extent and gave them new looks to boot.

Of course, there was a lot more to this movie than just the Guardians themselves. Howard the Duck made his big screen return for an unexpected cameo, while Yondu also went through quite a few changes before his heartbreaking demise. Then, there the love-bots, a brilliantly designed group of androids used by the Ravagers to fulfil their...needs. Here, you'll find alternate designs for them all!

To check those out, all you guys need to do is click on either of the buttons below for the entire list. 

Howard The Duck



The last time we saw Howard, he was sharing a drink with The Collector after breaking out from the containment cell he was being kept in. Here, we see him get a totally new look for the sequel.
 


This is a little closer to what fans are used to and seeing as James Gunn has now used Howard twice in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, it will be interesting seeing what he does in Vol. 3!
 


There are only some subtle changes to Howard here but the hat is a very nice addition and he looked great in Vol. 2. It's fair to say, though, that fans want to see him interact with the Guardians! 
 


Marvel's concept artists were clearly experimenting with some different facial expressions here and it's interesting seeing just how much work was put into what was essentially seconds of screentime.
 


And finally, we have the Howard the Duck who appeared in the sequel. What the future holds in store for him remains to be seen but it's hard to imagine him ever getting his own spinoff, unfortunately.
 

The Love-Bots 



Cosmic, robotic prostitutes probably aren't something we ever expected to see in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but there they were in Vol. 2 as Yondu buckled up his pants moments after finishing with one!
 


Is it me or does this one look like it's somewhat Blade Runner inspired? She's obviously a lot more robotic in appearance too which has the effect of making her look quite a bit less feminine. 
 


That transparent midsection giving us a look at the inner working of these love-bots is very cool but it would have obviously cost Marvel a lot of money to show that for a few minutes of screentime.
 


Despite being a relatively minor part of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Marvel's talented team of concept artists clearly had a lot of fun designing these love-bots used with much glee by the Ravagers.
 

 

 


A variety of takes on the final version of the sequel's love-bots, it's interesting to see what could have been had just a few subtle changes been made during the course of pre-production. 
 


We didn't get to see a whole lot of these love-bots in action but here we see Yondu meeting up with one seemingly moments before the Ravager leader is taken away to the bedroom we first find him in.
 

 


These two very cool alternate designs would have definitely worked just as well as what ended up on screen and while their bodies are nearly identical, there's a lot here which distinguishes them both.
 


Well, she looks nice! A far more human take on one of these love-bots, perhaps these just weren't robotic enough to get over the fact the Ravagers spend their time getting personal with androids!
 

Yondu



Fans weren't happy when Yondu's fin wasn't part of the first Guardians of the Galaxy but it played a key role in the sequel and here we see a variety of designs used in the early stages of production.
 


Missing Star-Lord and clearly aware his Ravagers are growing dissatisfied with his leadership, a rather depressed looking Yondu can be seen in this piece moments after "hanging out" with a Love-Bot. 
 


A lot of changes to Yondu's appearance weren't really necessary moving into the sequel but a lot of thought was clearly put into giving him some upgrades and he looks like a total badass here. 
 


What an awesome piece of imagery. Yondu, Rocket, and Baby Groot teaming up to take down Taserface and the rest of the villainous Ravagers made for a great time and they were a fantastic team! 

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