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Now, Guardians of the Galaxy may have been a good proportion of superhero movie fans' favorite movie of 2014 (Any other year and you'd have been golden, Captain America: Winter Soldier. Any other year...) but that doesn't mean it was actually complete.

Y'see, even for a company as forward thinking as Marvel, and a director as strong-willed and driven as James Gunn, there are always going to be things that slip through the cracks, or end up being removed for creative or budgetary reasons.

And now, in and act of broad and generous awesomeness, we have the chance to see what a few of those things were. Thomas Nelson, a storyboard and concept artist from Guardians, has released a giant pile of concept art from the movie - and in the process, revealed a major Marvel villain who didn't make the final cut.

Now, strictly speaking, as James Gunn pointed out on Twitter...

...what comes below is largely concept art for storyboards, as opposed to actual concept art - but that doesn't seem to make it any less awesome.

Case in point:

Introducing...Lord Tantalus

Aka a would-be-worlds-conquering villain with murky origins, who might just turn up in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. As James Gunn put it:

"Tantalus was in for a while...If we’re fortunate enough to make another film in the future, there’s plenty of characters to bring in."

Meanwhile, we also got to see:

An Epic Storyboard For a Scene That Didn't Make the Final Cut

A Whole Bunch of Added Action

As Well as More of Thanos...

...Star-Lord...

...Ronan...

...Rocket...

...Groot...

...and Nebula

Along with:

An Absolute Butt-Load of Drax Images

Even More of Gamora...

And, of course:

A Final Look at the Whole Gang...

All of which...just makes me really antsy to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2... I mean:

Just...Just...Hurry up and get here already, 2017! Two more years is too long to wait...

What do you reckon, though?

via ComicBook.com

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