When Deadpool 2 first entered development, director Tim Miller was set to return after the first film’s massive success. However, he eventually left the project due to creative differences. David Leitch later replaced him. Not too much has been known about how Miller’s version differs from what we got, but it turns out he planned on including Marvel’s First Family.
Concept artist Alexander Lozano has been posting his artwork from Miller’s Deadpool 2 on social media. They mostly include alternative designs for characters like Cable and Juggernaut. But most significantly, he worked on designs for the Fantastic Four. Not just any Fantastic Four, either.
Apparently, Miller wanted the cast of 2015’s Fantastic Four to return for Deadpool 2. Their exact roles are unknown, but it’s easy to imagine Deadpool making fun of the film’s colossal failure in classic fourth-wall breaking. Lozano’s designs are more comic-accurate, and Miller seemed especially interested in making The Thing look as comic book-y as possible. Check them out below.
THE FANTASTIC FOUR! (Human Torch) …character design for the tim miller version of deadpool 2 (5/5). i always loved the short period when johnny storm wore the red version of the team uniforms and liked the idea of honoring this in my designs. #FantasticFour #Thing #MrFantastic #HumanTorch #InvisibleWoman #AlexanderLozano #Lozano #Marvel
THE FANTASTIC FOUR! (The Thing) …character design for the tim miller version of deadpool 2 (5/5). tim Miller was very precise when it came to the description of “the thing”. he wanted to make sure that I orient myself in the design as close as possible to the comic template to finally give us, the fans, what we always wanted to see on the big screen. it may sound surprising, but the supposedly simple task turned out to be a major challenge after several failed attempts than originally assumed – for the sake of my reputation I will spare you all those design errors. “it’s clobberin’ time!” #FantasticFour #Thing #MrFantastic #HumanTorch #InvisibleWoman #AlexanderLozano #Lozano #Marvel
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