Deciding a look for superheroes or supervillains isn’t an easy task. It is a time-intensive process for artists to come up with costume designs that do justice to the characters. Concept artist Jerad Marantz has revealed some early Justice League concept art on Instagram featuring a radically unique model design for Cyborg. The concept model in question looks more like a machine than human. The design features an extra set of arms which wasn’t included in the final design that ended up being in the Justice League.
Marantz revealed that initially, he was trying to go with a more football player vibe for the superhero, giving him a thicker body. He admitted that he had to do a lot of exploration while designing Cyborg’s Justice League look. He used to come back to the model while designing other characters and then make the necessary additions. You can check out the concept art below.
Created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Perez, Cyborg first appeared in a special insert in DC Comics Presents #26 released in October 1980. The superhero character is portrayed as a mechanical cyborg whose physical abilities are extended beyond normal human limitations by the use of mechanical elements built into the body.
Actor Ray Fisher did a cameo role as Cyborg in the 2016 film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and then a bigger role in the 2017 film Justice League. The DC superhero is now set to appear in a standalone film set to release in 2020.
During a recent appearance at the Heroes & Villains FanFest in New Jersey, Fisher was asked to comment on the status of his upcoming movie. However, the actor doesn’t seem to be in the loop to answer that question.
“I don’t know. I can’t comment on that specifically, because they don’t tell me anything until the very last minute,” Fisher said.
The actor said that the massive amount of CGI work required on the film will likely up the film’s budget to around $200 million.
“There’s a ton of people making those kinds of decisions behind the scenes,” the Cyborg actor said. “And it would be a very, very costly movie to make because it is so CGI heavy with Cyborg because I’m the only member of the League that’s not in a practical costume. You’re going to be looking at $200 million just to make it. So it’s one of those things you have to take into consideration. It’s a numbers game for some people at the end of the day.”
However, Fisher still seems pretty positive about the Cyborg solo movie.
“If we keep making noise, it can happen,” Fisher said. “It’s about what the people want. And that’s what people understand, that’s what they recognize.”
While the Cyborg solo movie doesn’t have a release date attached yet, the DC superhero will next appear in the DC Universe series Doom Patrol, which is set to premiere in 2019.
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Early concept model for #cyborg for #justiceleague There was a lot of exploration on this guy. I was often going back to him between the the other characters and adjusting the model and incorporating new notes. #robot #zbrush #conceptart #rayfisher #comicbookmovies #comics #dcu #zbrush #keyshot #dc
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