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 JUSTICE, X-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