We Can't Decide If The Original Concept Art For Enchantress Is Amazing Or Just Weird

Thursday, 27 October 2016 - 1:00PM
DC Comics
Suicide Squad
Thursday, 27 October 2016 - 1:00PM
We Can't Decide If The Original Concept Art For Enchantress Is Amazing Or Just Weird
It's almost Halloween, and the spooky Halloween gods have blessed us with some of Christian Lorenz Scheurer's early concept art for the Enchantress, the creepiest member of the Suicide Squad team. You probably remember her looking like this:
 
It looks like somebody dug Enchantress out of an Aztec pyramid, which makes sense since the character, Dr. June Moone, was an archaeologist who was possessed by a witch-like goddess while excavating a ruined temple. In her regular form, she looks like a cross between the Grudge and a dirty zombie, but those who've seen the movie got to see her divine form, too—complete with giant headdress. She looked pretty regal and intimidating, but that wasn't the initial plan, judging by Scheurer's sketches. Here are just a few ideas of what Enchantress could have looked like (probably in god-form):


Here's a closer look at the Enchantress herself:


It's a shame we weren't able to see a more trippy, otherworldly Enchantress, one that seemed genuinely disturbing and alluring—these sketches show her as a walking house of mirrors, all eyes and surreal imagery. It's entrancing, or maybe a better word—enchanting. Enchantress' place in the movie never seemed fully developed, and the twist where [spoiler alert] she becomes the main villain and final boss always seemed like a really strange choice. As we've mentioned before, Suicide Squad was kind of a mess, so maybe making her anything more complicated than a regal-looking lady in a big hat would have turned out even worse.

Christian Lorenz Scheurer is a concept artist who's worked on a whole bunch of projects related to the DC and Marvel Cinematic Universes, from creating images of Superman in Batman v. Superman to the super-cool futuristic architecture you see in Thor 2 and Man of Steel. You can check out the rest of his Enchantress concept art here.
 
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