This year's Hercules saw Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson bulked out like a big old bear. A massive, sweaty, growly, Polynesian bear. And he certainly looked to have had his fill of chicken, and brown rice, and 'roids, which - anyone who saw the movie will know - helped him to lay the smack down on lots of unsuspecting people as the titular eponymous warrior.
But what if concept artist Andrew Baker's unused designs for the movie had gone through to the final cut?
Baker's Lernaean Hydra (multiple-headed water serpent), Cerberus (three-headed hellhound), and Erymanthian Boar (a big boar) for WETA Workshop are pretty nasty looking. So much so, in fact, that I don't even know if Johnson and his two adult thighs stitched to the side of his torso could handle them. Check it out:
Four heads too many.
Eek! Five heads too many.
Although some of the tusks seem to be more for effect, I'm pretty sure this creature could do plenty of unwanted damage.
Looks like a dangerous elephant/mammoth/wild board/rhino combo. Nope nope nope.
And again...just nope, nope, nope.
Their (its?) glowing eyes are absolutely terrifying.
Then again, bring back the eyes?