This Batman v Superman concept art brings Doomsday back to his comic book roots

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Apr 10, 2017, 5:30 PM EDT

I've heard the Doomsday depiction in Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice often compared to the lumbering cave troll in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and couldn't agree more.

That was the first thought that raced across my brain during the opening day screening, and it catapulted me out of the movie in a millisecond. I'm not a Snyder hater at all and believe him to be a dedicated, hardworking filmmaker who genuinely wants to create films that people enjoy, but I find it hard to believe that in the long preproduction process that these similarities weren't ever discussed. The final result was a generic abomination that strayed far from the monstrous jagged creature seen in the pages of comics over the last 25 years.

Jarad S. Marantz, one of the many concept artists involved in the design phase of the massive production, has just shared a few of his creature design pieces for Doomsday, and they look much better than the bald-headed grey goon we got. Yes, I admit his eventual transformation did include Superman's nemesis sprouting some of his trademark spikes, but it wasn't what I'd hoped for at all.

Check out these early Doomsday illustrations and tell us if you prefer any of them better than the on-screen iteration.

(Via CBM)