– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Before Tim Miller’s leaked VFX test for DEADPOOL went viral and acted as a pitch that Fox couldn’t turn down, there were other people who took a crack at bringing the Merc with a Mouth to the big screen. In a chat with ComicBook.com, artist Kelton Cram (BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICEX-MEN: FIRST CLASS) revealed that he’d worked on designs for a DEADPOOL film that would’ve been written and directed by Jeff Wadlow (KICK-ASS 2).

Wadlow put together a pitch back in 2013. Cram revealed, during the interview, that it would’ve pit DEADPOOL against The Marauders– a super-villain team. Cram says the concept was to create “a self-made, makeshift suit made from motorcycle gear. As with most origin stories, this suit would go through a transition, eventually becoming something closer to the one he wears in the comics.” Similar to what was depicted in Miller’s DEADPOOL, as well as in films like SPIDER-MAN and BATMAN BEGINS, we would’ve seen Wade Wilson try out several versions of his costume before making a final decision.

Here are two of the concept designs Cram created for Wadlow’s DEADPOOL pitch:

Just for fun, here’s also a look at Cram’s design for one of The Marauders, Random- who’s actually a member of The Acolytes in the books. For this, he used “Stone Cold” Steve Austin as his concept model:

What do you think of these DEADPOOL designs that never came to light, as Fox eventually decided it was Miller Time?

SOURCE: Comic Book

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.