‘Deadpool’ Creator Rob Liefeld ‘Horrified’ By ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ Concept Art

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Concept art for Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine has resurfaced online, with the Merc With The Mouth’s creator Rob Liefeld voicing his horror.

It’s no secret that X-Men Origins: Wolverine did Deadpool dirty, even in spite of a stellar performance by Ryan Reynolds. Giving him laser eyes and Baraka-style blades in his arms were somehow the least offensive parts of the design, with it sewing the character’s iconic mouth completely shut. However, it seems fans got off easy, as Rob Liefeld recently reacted to some truly horrible resurfaced concept art:

It’s not clear which design would be more horrifying for Deadpool: the thin skin layer stretcher over muscle or the hairy tumor with no mouth. While many fans (rightfully) share the dislike Rob Liefeld and Ryan Reynolds have for the X-Men Origins: Wolverine design, it seems as though it may have been the best option.

Who else is attached to the Deadpool threequel?

Shawn Levy is directing Deadpool 3 after working with Ryan Reynolds on Free Guy and The Adam Project. The upcoming Marvel Studios project also marks a reunion between Levy and Hugh Jackman as the two worked together on Real Steel.

Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are developing the Deadpool 3 script after penning the first two installments in the series. The Molyneux sisters worked on a previous draft of the project.

Deadpool 3 is currently scheduled to hit theaters on November 8, 2024. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!