What could have been: 82 alternate Deadpool designs from X-Men Origins: Wolverine
In what can be considered one of the biggest superhero clusterf*cks of all time, X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE somehow managed to mess up Deadpool. The Merc with the Mouth is one of the easiest characters to get right. All they had to do was let Ryan Reynolds play his smartass self and wear the costume and you were already pretty much there.
So, even though the character in the movie was referred to as Weapon XI and not Deadpool, we still know who it was. Visually, he did nothing for most fans but apparently that was just one of many options the filmmakers had to choose from. According to this video released on YouTube from effects studio Amalgamated Design, there were 82 designs to select from. They truly run the gamut from alien to some that kind of look like Bane from THE DARK KNIGHT RISES.
From the YouTube page: "Here, in quick succession, are 82 variations on Deadpool. It was our job to satisfy the many creative voices on the show, from director Gavin Hood to the producers and studio, so we generated a huge selection of artwork from complete direction changes to subtle variations like tweaks to eye color. This is why having a design phase at the start of preproduction is so valuable. We'll never satisfy everyone with a design, but an exploratory like this lets us consider the options."
Take a look at the images and see if you prefer any of the final product. There are one or two that are kind of cool, but none of them are quite right for Deadpool.
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