One of the coolest cameos in Batman v Superman was actually not by a character but a costume. Midway through Dawn of Justice, Bruce Wayne walks past a vandalized Robin suit and contemplates his actions thus far. The suit is positioned to hold Robin’s now iconic staff. Apparently, the look of this staff went through quite a few permutations. Thanks to concept artist Ed Natividad, we have a great look at a few of the unused designs that were developed for the movie.
While this isn’t exactly news, it appears that Jason Todd was more violent than most comic book fans would probably like. Most of the designs seem to make the staff more of a spear with multiple sharp edges.
Although we have seen Robin’s murderous staff before, Natividad revealed his designs for another important “staff” of the DC Universe. Aquaman’s trident (briefly seen in the film) also went through various iterations including one that looks suspiciously like a Halo sword.
Check out the Aquaman scene from Batman v Superman below:
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice premiered one year ago, but there’s still plenty to uncover from concept art. Here’s the synopsis of the film if you tried to forget this movie existed:
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
How do you feel about Robin’s pike? Do you prefer another version of Aquaman’s trident? For more concept art from the superhero movies you love, keep coming back to Heroic Hollywood.