As we all eagerly speculate who Peter Quill’s father is in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ (and as I await a video of Groot pouring a bucket of ice water on his head), take a moment to check out some concept art of an alien species that didn’t make it to the movie.
‘Guardians’ was initially going to include the Badoon, a gender-segregated reptilian species from the planets Moord and Lotiara. However, because the actual film rights to the Badoon belong to 20th Century Fox (who own ‘The Fantastic Four’ and ‘X-Men’), they couldn’t appear in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. They ended up getting replaced by the Sakaarans from ‘Planet Hulk’. (Side note: did you spot James Gunn’s cameo as a Sakaaran in the movie?)
The Badoon concept art was designed by Goran Bukvic, who also did concept art for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ and ‘Halo 4’. Check it out: