Some brand new alternate designs for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘s Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki) have been revealed. The designated royal leader of the Sovereign when we meet her, Ayesha wound up being one of the most important and interesting new players in the story and plot of Vol. 2. Aside from just having some flirty banter with Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) at the start of the film, her pride and vengeful nature led to the Sovereign almost killing the Guardians on more than one occasion throughout.
Director James Gunn has already spoken previously about how specific he was regarding the look of Ayesha in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, with the intentions of making her appear as a being made out of pure gold, whose outfit was actually a part of her throne. And as anyone who has seen Vol. 2 can attest at this point, the filmmaker more than succeeded in achieving his goal.
However, while the idea of Ayesha’s royal golden design was always a part of the character, it turns out that there were still quite a few variations of her particular look for the film. In fact, concept artist Gloria Shih has revealed on her Facebook account, some never-before-seen alternate design choices for Ayesha, which feature different variations of her royal headpieces, and her actual golden dress. Check out the artwork for yourself down below:
As some of the more well-educated comic book fans are already aware, Ayesha’s look wound up being a fairly faithful variant of her golden-skinned design from the comic books. It was actually that particularly design choice that made many fans suspicious of a possible connection between her and Adam Warlock in the film. As it is now common knowledge, those rumors wound up being true also with Ayesha announcing the impending creation of Adam Warlock in one of the film’s many post-credits scenes.
How exactly her connection to Adam Warlock affects Ayesha’s involvement in the future Guardians films is still a mystery, though it has already been revealed that Ayesha will return in Guardians of the Galaxy 3 in some form. But whether that ends up being in a large role or supporting one again, Ayesha’s mark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has officially been made, and thanks to the exquisite designs behind her makeup and costumes, she did it with quite a fair amount of style too. That’s more than even some of the more notable Marvel villains have been able to say.
Source: Gloria Shih