Artist Pete Thompson recently published stunning concept art from Avengers: Infinity War which revealed a scene that was cut out from the script. It was referred to as ‘The fall of Knowhere.’
The concept artist won an Art Directors Guild award for Guardians of the Galaxy in 2015 , and for Doctor Strange in 2017. His portfolio boasts of designs ranging from the Nidavellir furnace, Shuri’s lab in Wakanda, and the one we didn’t expect, Knowhere.
Avengers: Infinity War was shot entirely using IMAX technology and it blended locations such as Wakanda, New York City and Knowhere. It also added new locations like Vormir and Nidavellir. The final theatrical cut of Avengers: Infinity War never showed viewers the destruction of Knowhere. It was hidden from the Guardians’ sight by the Reality Stone. Only when Thanos ceased using the Reality Stone did they become aware that the whole place had been squashed. This concept art suggests that there were different versions of that event played with by The Russo Brothers. They even illustrated Thanos in action on the planet.
The concept may be beautiful, but the directors made a good decision because the scene that made the cut was breathtaking.
“Statesman Cockpit Destruction,” is another piece of concept art of the film’s opening scenes. The one’s where Loki is savagely ripped from our cold dead hands.
The concept art is available on Thompson’s portfolio website.
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