It seems like Tim Miller's vision for Deadpool 2 was going to be very different from the one we got from David Leitch back in May.
Last week, we saw Miller's original designs for Domino, Juggernaut, and Cable, courtesy of concept artist Alexander Lozano on Instagram. All three of these Marvel characters still made it into the sequel (albeit with deviating looks), but Lozano dropped some art yesterday that depicts the Fantastic Four that almost made it into the movie.
That's right: Reed Richards, Ben Grimm, Sue Storm, and Johnny Storm were a part of Deadpool 2 before Miller departed the project over creative differences with star, producer, and co-screenwriter Ryan Reynolds. This could have been really cool, since 20th Century Fox owns the rights to "Marvel's First Family" and is in desperate need of a way to revamp the group in a unique way after several poorly received films.
However, it is unclear whether Miller's plans for the superhero team jibed with those that Paul Wernick revealed in May for a post-credits X-Force interview that would have featured all four characters from Josh Trank's trainwreck of a Fantastic Four movie in 2015.
Using the likenesses of the stars from said film — Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, and Kate Mara — Lozano created a number of jumpsuit designs for Mr. Fantastic, The Thing, The Human Torch, and The Invisible Woman.
Check out his concept art below:
"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," Lozano wrote in his Human Torch post.
"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," Lozano wrote.
With the Disney-Fox deal approved, both Deadpool and The Fantastic Four will be returned to Marvel proper. Maybe a crossover between the two isn't out of the question just yet.