The current evolution of DC comic book movies under the DC Extended Universe banner has been fascinating to watch. While the controversial gritty tone of Man of Steel and Batman v Superman is still debated to this day, there's no denying the passion and dedication of fans who wished they saw more of Zack Snyder's vision of the DCEU. Two of DC's underappreciated superheroes - Wonder Woman and Aquaman - went on to star in highly successful blockbusters of their very own. Margot Robbie's breakout performance in Suicide Squad has landed her a highly anticipated movie for 2020 called Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn.
The DCEU has faced its fair share of bumps on the road, but after the theatrical success of Shazam, the Oscar buzz surrounding Joker, and the unbelievable hype for Matt Reeves's The Batman, things are looking up for DC. This is why it's so rewarding to step back and take a look at all the hard work and dedication that got the DCEU to where it is today. All the amazing concept artists that worked on these DC movies - Jerad S.Marantz, Vance Kovacs, Patrick Tatopoulos, Christian Scheurer, and Adelaide Filippe - not only shaped a fascinating look and feel for these movies, but drafted a vastly different, yet, equally engaging take on the DCEU as well.
Taken together with the unused concept art for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this DC comics concept art really showcases the painstaking process of bringing your favorite heroes - and villains - to the big screen.