10 DCEU Concept Designs Better Than What We Got

Why the hell did they pick Cave Troll Doomsday over this?

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The movie series unofficially known as the DC Extended Universe is often criticised for the look and feel of its characters, but many of them were almost very different.

Rejected concept artwork is a reality of blockbuster filmmaking. Artists are hired to draw up a batch of images based on the description of the main heroes and villains, the backdrops and the key props, and stacks of them are discarded.

Obviously filmmakers and movie studios aim to chose the best of the bunch, but they don't always get it right, and this is certainly true of the DECU franchise - just look at how some of the CGI characters in Justice League have been received.

There have been five instalments in the cinematic universe so far: Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman and the aforementioned Justice League, and scrapped concept art from all of these films has surfaced since they were released, cropping up in Blu-ray extras and online leaks.

Even if you happen to think every character in the DCEU is perfect, it's interesting to examine the alternative visions for them and imagine what might have been...

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