In a recent Instagram post, artist Jerad Marantz revealed an alternate version of Steppenwolf he was working on for the Justice League film.
The artist in question has worked in the industry since the late 90s and has over 60 film credits in art department designs as well as a number of others in makeup, animation, and wardrobe departments, usually relating to character designs. He is credited as costume concept illustrator on Justice League and recently revealed a number of early designs for the film’s main antagonist. In this post, he revealed an unarmored Steppenwolf with human facial features but also stressed that this was one of many versions he put together with costume designer Michael Wilkinson. You can see the full post below:
Last year’s Justice League was sadly not what many people were hoping for. While most seemed to agree that the film was an improvement over Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the film failed to click with audiences the way Warner Brothers was undoubtedly hoping for. The film currently sits at a 40% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and only managed to clear $657M at the worldwide box office on what was reportedly a $300M budget.
The film is arguable better known for it’s troubled production then its final result. This including the exit of director Zack Snyder, Warner Brothers Executives forcing the film to be released on schedule to secure bonuses, and the CG removal of Henry Cavill’s facial hair. Hopefully in the future the people in charge can handle their superhero properties. Here is a synopsis for the film:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Connie Nielsen, Julian Lewis Jones and Ciarán Hinds.
Justice League is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, and DVD.
10 Ways Batman Could Join The Arrowverse
The team of Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim have done something that many thought wasn’t possible: make a TV universe better and more powerful than a film universe from the same company. While it isn’t perfect, there are many ways to improve it and the fans are clamoring for one name in particular.
Batman has been one of the most used comic book characters in almost every medium and with good reason. He’s the most popular character in DC Comics and probably the best depending on who you ask. But would placing Batman in the same universe as Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl work? Should The CW do it? These are the reasons why I think it would and should work.
Here are 10 ways Batman could join the Arrowverse. Hit Next to get started!