Thor was one of the biggest characters in Avengers: Infinity War, and much of his time in the movie was spent trying to forge a weapon that could potentially kill Thanos. Said weapon ended up being Stormbreaker, an incredibly powerful axe (but also a hammer?) that helped give Thor some of the most badass moments in the film. But Thor could have ended up with a gun instead, as revealed in concept art for the superhero blockbuster.
The art book for Avengers: Infinity War will be hitting shelves next week, but some people have already gotten their hands on it and are sharing all the alternate designs for the characters. We've already seen some different costumes for Spider-Man, but he wasn't the only character in the movie. Infinity War is Marvel's largest film to date, and there are hundreds of designs for costumes and sets that went unused for the movie.
One Twitter user has shared several different pages of Thor's various costume designs, some varying wildly from what ended up in the finished movie. Rather than showing off Stormbreaker, some of these designs show Thor with a gun, suggesting that another weapon was considered for him. These just being concept images, it's tough to say whether this gun would have been instead of or in addition to Stormbreaker. But it's not every day you see Thor packing heat.
While the gun itself is an interesting choice for Thor, I think they made the right call with giving him Stormbreaker. After all, it's pretty hard to make a gun come back to you after you throw it. Fans can also see some alternate looks at Stormbreaker, which had a few different designs as well. Some of them actually make it look like an axe.
There are also several different costumes for Thor, each one more fascinating than the last. They all vary wildly from what was chosen for the movie, which was ultimately a basic but familiar look. If I didn't know that these were drawings of Thor, I would have thought that these were characters from some other franchise. The white outfit is pretty bonkers, but that sleeveless duster might be my favorite.
Thanks to leaked promotional material, we know that Thor might have a new Avengers-branded suit in his future, but we won't know that for sure until Avengers 4 arrives in theaters on May 3, 2019. This is one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year, so be sure to bone up on as much info as you can with our What We Know So Far guide. For everything else that you should have on your radar for next year, pay a visit to our 2019 movie release schedule.