Canceled projects are always a bit of a heartbreak because you are left wondering about what could have been. In the case of some Batman concept art from Jerad S. Marantz, we’re really feeling this one.
Marantz has a diverse career as a concept artist working on past DC projects as well as HBO’s current Lovecraft Country. He has been sharing some concept art he did for a canceled DC game. While he has shown off some artwork for Bizarro, King Shark, and Parasite, the centerpiece, of course has been his take on an armored Batman.
“Here’s a turntable of my Batman design for a canceled video game. Not quite sure why I took the time to resolve everything under the Cape, but that’s the thing with costumes, you really have to understand how everything flows and wraps around the figure. Also I always liked the idea of Batman being able to get rid of cape quickly if he’s in a brawl and surrounded.”
This Batman seems to have a bit of everything in him from some Kingdom Come design notes, to some Thomas Wayne Flashpoint flourishes.
It’s a shame this game was canceled, we would have loved to have seen this Batman in action.