In a tweet, James Gunn revealed that the suits in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 were inspired by 2001: A Space Odyssey.
In the movie, there are two types of suits: one for flight and one for space travel. Both are made from a fabric called Beta Cloth which is used in other movies such as The Avengers and Iron Man 2.
The inspiration for the suits comes from 2001: A Space Odyssey, a film that’s been an influence on Marvel Studios since its inception. In fact, director James Gunn has said that he wanted to make Guardians of the Galaxy feel like an ’80s sci-fi movie and cited 2001 as one of his biggest influences when creating this universe.
The suits in the movie are designed by costume designer Judianna Makovsky (who worked on Captain America: Civil War), who reimagined classic designs with modern elements like tech-inspired fabrics and details inspired by space travel technology from today’s NASA missions. She combined elements from past films with futuristic concepts while keeping true to what makes each character unique–like Star-Lord’s classic trench coat but with added shoulder pads because he’s so cool!
The suits were a huge part of the movie, and they helped to tell the story. The director said that he wanted to create a unique style and atmosphere for each character. For example, Gamora’s suit has more armor than others because she’s been through so much and is more battle-hardened than her sister Nebula (who has less armor).
The suits were also inspired by 2001: A Space Odyssey, which you can see in their design elements like lines on helmets or boots that mimic those seen in Stanley Kubrick’s classic sci-fi film.