Well, well, well…
…now this is interesting.
Remember when Deadpool director, Tim Miller was still attached to Deadpool 2, before he was replace by David Leitch due to “creative differences”? Well, if Miller had stayed on board the project then Deadpool 2 would have been a different film.
Well, most notably Deadpool 2 would have included an appearance from the Fantastic Four. And yes, it would have been the FF from 2015’s Fantastic Four reboot.
Alexander Lozano is an illustrator and concept artist who was hired to work on Tim Miller’s version of Deadpool 2. Although that movie ultimately never went ahead, Lozano did produce some concept artwork…
…which he has now just shared on Instagram.
As you can see from the above shot of the Invisible Woman, the concept art is based around Kate Mara – suggesting the actress would have featured in the film. Other concept shots feature Michael B. Jordan (Human Torch) and Miles Teller (Reed Richards).
Taking to Instagram to share concept image of the Thing (which presumably would have been played by Jamie Bell), Alexander Lozano said:
“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.”
As you can see in the image above, the Thing looks different to what we saw in 2015’s Fantastic Four. This version is much more comic book accurate in appearance.
Would this movie have been better than what we got with David Leitch’s Deadpool 2? We’ll never know.
Personally, I liked Deadpool 2 (apart from one aspect of it), so while I’d have loved to have seen the FF play a part in the movie, it’s not something that bothers me too much. Plus, with the Fantastic Four set to make a comeback under Disney, we’ll get to see the fab four sooner or later anyway.