By now, we’re already years away from when Deadpool director Tim Miller shockingly stepped away from helming the sequel. This was after the first film hit theaters, received near-universal critical acclaim, and went on to take in over $780 million at the box-office.
The cited reason for Miller stepping away was the oft-used excuse of “creative differences.” While we may not know what those creative differences were that caused the filmmakers to clash, it looks like there’s at least one key difference between the Deadpool 2 we got and the Deadpool 2 Tim Miller wanted.
Concept artist Alexander Lozano just released a batch of images online through his Instagram, and among them, you can see designs for the Fantastic Four in the film.
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
We may never know how involved Marvel’s original family of superheroes would have been in the plot of Deadpool 2, but I’d like to think that they’d be something of a running joke in the story — hell, I can imagine them taking the place of X-Force in the film, with Fox being able to unceremoniously kill off one of their biggest mistakes on celluloid…but that’s just wishful thinking on my part.
When all said and done, I’d like to think that Fox would have the guts to give this idea a shot down the line, but we’ll see if that ever comes to fruition.
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SOURCE: Alexander Lozano