Two members of the Justice League of America, namely Batman and Cyborg, have been ushered into the limelight thanks to some newly-unveiled DC concept art.
Coming to us by way of ComicBook.com, renown concept/creature designer Jerad S.Marantz is the artist responsible for both drawings, which were seemingly submitted to Warner Bros. fairly early on in the creative process – Batman’s suit, for instance, clearly went through “a few changes” before Justice League hit theaters.
Justice League Batman costume concept art done for costume designer Michael Wilkinson. There are a few things that changed by the time It got to the big screen. In Batman versus Superman we played around with the idea of armor plates showing through the suit and got to see that in the final justice league version. Batman is my favorite character and I always love working him.
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For Cyborg, Warner Bros. iterated on Ray Fisher’s biomechanical hero for quite some time, resulting in an “extensive process” from which Jerad S.Marantz learned a few artistic tricks.
This was an extensive process with several versions and a lot of exploration. This show really challenged the way that I work and approach concept art. Techniques that I developed on this film have now completely taken over the way I work. I’ll always be grateful for how this project pushed me and how much I learned through this process.
And though Justice League looked set to dominate box offices near and far, Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon’s ensemble piece failed to light up theaters in the way Warner Bros. would have hoped – at $655 million, it’s hardly the success the studio wanted it to be.
It’s sparked a major sea change at Warner Bros., too, what with Walter Hamada taking charge of DC Films henceforth. Further down the totem pole, Ben Affleck’s future in the DC Extended Universe has been called into question…again. Just yesterday, we learned that Warner initially approached Affleck about helming Flashpoint before settling on John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein of Spider-Man: Homecoming fame.