Concept art is mostly used to map out certain shots and sequences in film’s prior to production. Sometimes, however, it’s used to pitch ideas that filmmakers can’t envision or have yet to consider.
One of the most recent examples of the later is the concept art that leaked shortly after the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home which revealed an alternate scene where a very different America Chavez ran into Peter and M.J.
Thanks to Senior Concept Illustrator Andrew Kim, who has worked on a multitude of Marvel Studios projects, we now know of another scene that fans could have seen in a different Marvel film: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
While the film ultimately featured Wong fighting Abomination in a cage, it seems as if there may have been plans to include Deadpool in a similar situation as well. Interestingly enough, of all the heroes and/or villains he could have been pitted against, the art shows him in combat against one of Thanos’ henchmen Proxima Midnight.
Now, it’s unclear if the s’cene was pitched as a joke, or if it was honestly the first choice for writers before Wong and Abomination were brought in, or if it was supposed to be an extra tease aside from the other cameos. What is clear, however, is how little both appearances would have made in the film considering that Deadpool has yet to be formally introduced into the Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and that Proxima Midnight essentially died twice – in both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
Nevertheless, the concept in itself both sounds and looks cool. You can check it out for yourself down below!
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Hopefully, Deadpool finally makes his grand entrance into the MCU by the time Shang-Chi 2 roles around because this is one idea I think fans would love to see come to fruition in some way, shape, or form in the future.
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SOURCE: Andrew Kim