Much like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice before it, Suicide Squad fared well at the box office ($320.8 million domestic, $738.8 million worldwide), but failed to impress critics (26% on Rotten Tomatoes). While we wait to see if the rest of the DCEU movies can fare any better, new pieces of concept art have surfaced that reveal early looks for Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), Katana (Karen Fukuhara) and Incubus (Alain Chanoine). We’re not sure how early in the production process these pieces of artwork were commissioned, but they feature much different looks for these characters, compared to their final looks.
Concept artist Stephen Martiniere debuted the new artwork on his official website, which all feature much more elaborate costumes than the final designs. For example, there are a number of different Enchantress designs which feature full headdress’ and some even with flowing capes. Some of these designs cover almost every inch of Enchantress’ body, but the final costume Enchantress wears during the film’s climax is much skimpier than any of these designs.
As for Katana, her costume in the movie isn’t very revealing at all, but Stephen Martiniere’s version of the costume is very different from the movie version. The concept art shows that Katana doesn’t have a mask at all, and the outfit is quite different from what we saw in the movie. We also see early looks at the secondary villain Incubus, along with some of the random zombified people the Squad faces in this movie.
It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
There have been rumors that Warner Bros. wants to bring back director David Ayer and the rest of the cast for Suicide Squad 2, which the studio hopes to start filming in early 2017. Those rumors haven’t been confirmed, but hopefully we’ll hear more about the sequel soon. Until then, take a look at the concept art from Suicide Squad below.