Nick Romano
November 28, 2015 AT 06:59 PM EST

Early designs for Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man costume remind us of the long evolution from initial character concepts to final looks, and Star-Lord’s now-signature helmet is no different.

Guardians of the Galaxy director-screenwriter James Gunn has revealed an early incarnation of Chris Pratt‘s hero mask on social media. “Very early version of the Star-Lord mask,” he wrote alongside a photo on Facebook. “I wanted the eyes to be big, as if he was perpetually surprised, not your regular hero. We might have overdone it a bit here.” Gunn also posted various views to Instagram and Twitter

The filmmaker described in the comments section on Facebook how he wanted the mask to be “less like Iron Man to the casual viewer. More unique.” See the photos below. 




Pratt’s Star-Lord will return for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which is scheduled to hit the Marvel Cinematic Universe on May 5, 2017. 

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