ByKit Simpson Browne, writer at Creators.co
Staff Writer, Superheroes, Star Wars and such. Bad jokes aplenty. Can be gently prodded on Twitter at @kitsb1
Kit Simpson Browne

(Warning: The following contains some mild SPOILERS for DC's Suicide Squad, which you've presumably already seen by now. All the same, proceed with caution and all that.)

Now, for a movie whose protagonists were almost all dastardly supervillains forced to team up for the common good, Suicide Squad sure did manage to have some surprisingly unmemorable bad guys. Sure, Jared Leto's Joker was (for better or for worse) a weird, weird trip, and Cara Delevingne's Enchantress got the chance to maniacally plot some stuff while wearing fewer clothes than made any kind of sense, but the film's supporting antagonists? They were surprisingly — and oddly generically — dull. Gross and zombie-like, sure, but mainly just not all that memorable.

Wait, is THIS a bad guy from [Suicide Squad/Warner Bros.]?
Wait, is THIS a bad guy from [Suicide Squad/Warner Bros.]?

As it turns out, though, we almost saw a very different visual style underpinning the film's supporting evil-doers — and indeed The Enchantress herself. Y'see:

Concept Artist Stephan Martiniere Had A Very Different Visual Approach In Mind

[Stephan Martiniere/Suicide Squad]
[Stephan Martiniere/Suicide Squad]

Martiniere, y'see, produced a whole lot of concept art for Suicide Squad during pre-production, much of which he has now published on his website, and it's a strikingly different take to what we eventually saw in the finished film.

For one thing...

The Henchgoons Were Almost A Little More Memorable

[Stephan Martiniere/Suicide Squad]
[Stephan Martiniere/Suicide Squad]

Albeit equally existentially unsettling.

[Stephan Martiniere/Suicide Squad]
[Stephan Martiniere/Suicide Squad]

Meanwhile...

The Enchantress Was Almost Far More Fully Clothed

[Stephan Martiniere/Suicide Squad]
[Stephan Martiniere/Suicide Squad]

And, indeed, a whole lot more comic-book faithful.

[Stephan Martiniere/Suicide Squad]
[Stephan Martiniere/Suicide Squad]

Or, had things gone another direction, gloriously, gloriously, science-fiction-ally insane:

[Stephan Martiniere/Suicide Squad]
[Stephan Martiniere/Suicide Squad]

And, of course...

We Would Have Seen This

[Stephan Martiniere/Suicide Squad]
[Stephan Martiniere/Suicide Squad]

Which, actually would have been kind of weird in an otherwise fairly gritty action movie — but that may well have turned out to be a good thing.

[Stephan Martiniere/Suicide Squad]
[Stephan Martiniere/Suicide Squad]

And yet, Martiniere's designs did not, it seems, make it into the final movie — and so we're left with a classic case of the what might have beens.

Something to remember for Suicide Squad 2, though?

Speaking of which — do you still want more on the upcoming Suicide Squad 2? Well, never fear — we've got you covered right here.

In the meantime, what do you think? Would you have rather have seen Martiniere's designs in Suicide Squad than what we eventually saw? Let us know below!