Before Tim Miller eventually signed on to direct 20th Century Fox's R-rated superhero film, professional conceptual artist Andrew Leung (Iron Man 3, Captain America: Civil War) was hired to create key-frame art for a Deadpool pitch.
"I worked on an early pitch of Deadpool before a director was decided upon," Leung wrote. "It's interesting to see what ended up carrying through and being used in the actual film."
The key-frame art — which is based on an early draft of the script Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and Ryan Reynolds worked on — includes the fight scene involving the SUV tumbling end-over-end on a highway, featuring the thug Deadpool assaulted with a cigarette lighter getting booted from the spinning vehicle; a bleeding Deadpool laying on his bed in his sparsely-furnished bedroom; Blind Al trying to assemble IKEA furniture while Deadpool channel-surfs with his tiny baby hand; and Wade Wilson meeting Vanessa for the first time at his favorite bar, Sister Margaret's School for Wayward Girls.
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Deadpool 2 is expected to begin filming next year and is due out January 12, 2018.