Concept artist Jerad Marantz has shared his design of Superman’s clone, Bizarro that would have been part of an unspecified WB video game. The project has since been cancelled but the images depicting what could have been are very cool.
The artist posted his designs on Instagram, saying…
“I got a chance to work on one of my favourite DC villains [Bizarro] for a cancelled video game. I’ve always wanted to do a pass on this guy.”
In the image, Bizarro has the same grey skin and grimace that he does in the comics, and the House of El’s emblem is reversed. Interestingly, his suit looks just like the one Henry Cavill’s Superman wore in Man of Steel.
Created by Otto Binder and George Papp, Bizarro is the “mirror image” of Superman and first appeared in the 1958’s Superboy #68. While his precise origin story has varied through the years, Bizarro usually starts life as an imperfect Superman clone. The character is usually portrayed as an antagonist to Superman, though on occasion he also takes on an anti-hero role.
Bizarro has appeared in comic books, graphic novels and cartoons. He also features prominently in other DC Comics-related products like trading cards, toys, and video games.
Marantz is well known for creating the concept art for a number of films, including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Prior to the Bizzaro images, he shared a few other design highlights – presumably from the same cancelled DC project. Fans were treated to images of a red-eyed Batman (most probably Thomas Wayne) and an ominous-looking King Shark.