We recently saw what Juggernaut would have looked like in Tim Miller’s version of ‘Deadpool 2‘ and now have found out that the ‘Fantastic Four‘ would have been in the movie as well. The inclusion of the Juggernaut would have happened in Yancy Street as the unstoppable mutant was set to go toe to toe with Marvel’s First Family.
While creative differences between Miller and Ryan Reynolds caused the director to leave the film, it would have been a boldy different direction to include the ‘Fantastic Four’ instead of the ‘X-Men’ and could have paved the way for a soft reboot which fans would have enjoyed seeing – especially, if this concept art was any indication!
Let’s take a look at what could have been:
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
Knowing that ‘Deadpool 2′ would have taken a unique spin on the characters could have meant that it would have opened the door to their return to the big screen. I’m actually a bit happy this didn’t happen as it would have complicated Marvel Studios’ ability to easily reboot the characters while keeping ‘Deadpool’ around in his current state. While some breaking of the fourth wall by Wade Wilson and creativity on Marvel’s part wouldn’t have made this impossible, it was probably best to have things end up as they did.
Would you have loved to see the ‘Fantastic Four’ return in ‘Deadpool 2’ or did you enjoy the movie as it played out? Could bringing the characters back here have caused fresh interest in the franchise? With Disney buying out Fox could this have complicated how Marvel Studios will eventually bring the First Family back into the fold? Share your thoughts below, True Believers!
Source: Alexander Lozano’s Instagram