When X-Men Origins: Wolverine hit theaters in 2009, the reaction was less than steller for more than a few reasons, but one thing that really rubbed some the wrong way was the portrayal of fan favorite mutant Deadpool. Played by Ryan Reynolds in the movie, he was similar enough in action for much of the film until he was transformed into “Weapon XI,” which had many up in arms. Well, it could have been very different.
Amalgamated Designs, one of the visual effect companies behind the film, put up a slide show today showing off various other designs they came up with for Deadpool in the film. Some of them are close to what you see in the final product and some look similar to how we know Deadpool from the comics. Here is what they had to say about the designs:
“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.”
What do you think? Which design looks the best?