Deadpool 2 is ramping up to begin filming in just a few months. Naturally, several news and announcements have been coming out, such as the official casting for Domino and countless rumors for the casting of Cable. In fact, just recently, we got the news that Brad Pitt and Michael Shannon were strong contenders for the role.
Now, we have another piece of the strange and enormous puzzle that is #Deadpool2. A batch of rumored concept art pieces from Wade Wilson's latest adventure just leaked online on Reddit. And they give us a look at Zazie Beetz as Domino, Colossus' new costume, Deadpool wearing a very intriguing shirt, but most importantly, our first glimpse of Brad Pitt as Cable.
Take a look:
Zazie Beets As Domino
Domino is completely white in the comics (literally), so fans were wondering whether the actress playing her would be painted white as well. This piece points to the possibility of #ZazieBeets' version of the character dropping that characteristic, though it appears as if she'll still have the trademark spot of paint around her eye, though it appears to be white instead of black.
That's surprising, because in Deadpool, Fox did not shy away from the more fantastical elements of the X-Men universe. Now, the filmmakers seem to be going for a more realistic aesthetic for the mercenary.
Still, the actress looks fantastic and despite being concept art, she looks like she could give Deadpool a run for his money.
Colossus' Updated Costume
Colossus could get a costume update. The first suit to the left is almost exactly the same as the one he wore in Deadpool, but the other two are considerably different. The middle one is a bit reminiscent of his original comic book costume (the main difference being the lack of yellow), while retaining the essence of his original vest:
The third one looks a lot like his suit in X-Men: The Last Stand:
All three designs look promising, so seeing any of them on screen would definitely not let down fans expecting a cool costume for the character.
Is Wade Finally Part Of The X-Men?
Speaking of Colossus, his involvement in Deadpool was due to Charles Xavier being interested in the Merc with a Mouth joining the #XMen. Of course, Deadpool politely declined...
He even went as far as to cut off his hand to free himself from Colossus' grip. But in the image above, he's wearing an X-Men shirt that reads "Deadpool". Does that mean our crazy unicorn lover finally caved in and joined the ranks of the "creepy, old, bald, Heaven's Gate-looking motherf**er"? Could be the case.
Brad Pitt As A Pretty Awesome Cable
Perhaps the most surprising aspect from this supposed leak was Brad Pitt as the time-traveling badass. Like I wrote earlier, Michael Shannon was rumored to be the frontrunner for the role, but curiously, unlike all the other characters, we got three pieces of concept art of BradPitt as the character.
This is a much simpler look compared to the other pieces, but it highlights Cable's gruesome combination of metal and flesh, which is appropriate considering Deadpool's R-rated nature.
Many of us were caught off-guard by the rumored consideration of #BradPitt for the role of Cable. Granted, he is a fantastic actor, but it was difficult to picture him as the gritty time-traveling badass. This concept art just cleared any doubts for me, he look incredible as Cable.
The thing that I'm curious about is what these pieces mean for Pitt's involvement in the film. It was reported that talks between the actor and Fox broke down, but there was still a possibility of him eventually landing the role.
So, even though we can't confirm the authenticity of the images, in case they are official, could they be an indication of Pitt becoming part of Deadpool 2? It's quite possible.
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Now, I must stress, this is not officially-released concept art. It was anonymously leaked on Reddit and there's no way to prove its authenticity...though it is telling that they've already been yanked by the studio. However, is one important element that could validate these pieces: the Deadpool team's penchant for leaking things.
We know either Reynolds, Miller, or the writers, Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, released it to the public, as an effort to get the film attention and get the greenlight to make it. Though, of course, they'll never 'fess up to who leaked it.
Being an anonymous source on Reddit makes it all the more interesting. So, could this be another attempt from the Deadpool creative team to see how fans react to the direction the film is taking? Given how awesome these images are, let's hope so.
But my last question is: Deadpool is back (obviously), Colossus is back. Cable and Domino are now added to the team. So where's Negasonic Teenage Warhead?
Do you think this concept art is official? What do you think about Brad Pitt as Cable? Let me know in the comments!