Insight into that artwork from an interview he did with slap save podcast.
That artwork is from when Franchi was contracted by a “ boutique” company to create the art and pitch the IP to stern, where it was apparently received with an overwhelming ”meh” from all teams and subsequently turned down by Gomez.
The Ip had already been fully cleared through Warner brothers, but he commented on the situation saying:
“ because I own the artwork but I don’t own the properties, they are basically going to go nowhere.”
Though he did post this afterwards.. which leaves some room for hope. 0B582513-0285-4D37-AF87-651B36ABD7D4 (resized).jpeg