The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 poster gets a retro makeover with comic-accurate characters. James Gunn’s 2017 film brought back Marvel Studios’ fan-favorite cosmic team with a brand new adventure. Having spent more time together, the cosmic squad was more familiar with each other, making them more equipped to go after someone as powerful as Ego the Living Planet (Kurt Russel) – who apparently was also Star-Lord’s (Chris Pratt) dad.
The sequel also expanded the team with additions like Nebula (Karen Gillan) and Mantis (Pom Klementieff) at the end of their adventure. While it introduced new characters, it also marked the end for Yondu (Michael Rooker) – who died to save Star-Lord. Now, after their tumultuous experience with Thanos (Josh Brolin) in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, the galactic heroes are bound for another mission in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
As fans wait for information regarding the threequel, some spend their time looking back at their previous films like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, including one artist who gave its official poster a make-over to make it look like a classic Marvel comic book cover.
Digital artist John Black shared his latest creation on his social media featuring Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘s transformed one-sheet. The illustration was picked up by Gunn who then shared it on his official Instagram page. Check out the image below:
Black has been transforming MCU posters for quite a while now. So far, he has tackled Black Widow, Endgame, Infinity War, Captain America: The First Avenger, and Black Panther among others – with his latest creation features Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. It’s fascinating to closely look at the details between the original and the made-over version of the said poster as it gives fans an idea the visual tweaks Marvel Studios did to their live-action characters. For starters, Drax (Dave Bautista) looks very different from his counterpart, and so as Nebula. It’s also worth noting how the artist used Star-Lord’s early black and white costume. Finally, Yondu’s fin looks so much bigger in the comics – something that readers pointed out when the character first debuted in Guardians of the Galaxy.