Deadpool co-creator, Rob Liefeld, had a blunt reaction to the concept art of Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, calling it horrifying and not comic book-accurate. The movie failed to capture Deadpool’s key characteristics, such as his talkative nature and iconic red and black suit. Instead, the film gave him weird tattoos and sewed his mouth shut.
Deadpool Concept Art
In X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Deadpool’s powers were completely reworked. He had blades that came out of his hands, the ability to teleport, optic blasts, and more. These changes made him very different from the character in the comics and future Deadpool films.
The concept art for Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine showed multiple alternate looks for the character, all of which were creepy and not comic book-accurate. This explains Liefeld’s horrified reaction to the designs.
The movie made controversial choices, such as sewing Deadpool’s mouth shut, which eliminated his most popular characteristic as the Merc with a Mouth. Additionally, the iconic red and black suit seen in Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool movies was not used in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Instead, the character was given weird tattoos.
Overall, X-Men Origins: Wolverine got Deadpool completely wrong, failing to capture his key characteristics and giving him a different set of powers. This movie was criticized by fans and did not accurately represent the beloved character. However, Reynolds and Hugh Jackman, who played Wolverine in the film, will soon reunite in Deadpool 3, where they will have the opportunity to portray the comic book-accurate versions of their characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.