Concept Art Reveals How Deadpool Could Have Appeared In Shang-Chi

A concept artist for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has shared the story behind a piece depicting Deadpool and Proxima Midnight.

Shang-Chi was one of Marvel’s best big screen releases since Endgame. Starring Simu Liu, the film follows his origins as a superhero. However, one particular scene could have been very different if certain concept art came to life.

A new piece of art emerged recently, depicting a new look at the underground fighting ring run by Shang-Chi’s sister, Xialing. In the movie, fans may remember that Wong and Abomination were the ones brawling when Shang-Chi shows up. But the art shows Deadpool and Proxima Midnight instead.

Deadpool Shang-Chi Cameo

Was Shang-Chi originally going to have a Deadpool cameo? Apparently not, according to the man who created the concept art.

Credit: Marvel

Artist Andrew Kim explained, saying “Well, long story short, sorry to disappoint you but there was no involvement of Deadpool or Proxima in the early going. When I was designing the fight club, my PD mentioned to me that we could see other Marvel characters fighting in the ring when we first revealed the scene.”

“Deadpool and Proxima was my idea to put in as I thought their dynamic fighting styles could be a perfect fit in the ring like that. And Deadpool’s red was a nice pop against the bluish background.”

So while the concept art may not be something that was originally planned, it’s still cool to see different characters in the ring. However, it’s very likely that we’ll be seeing Deadpool again soon as Deadpool 3 is currently in development. And not only that, but Deadpool 3 will take place in the MCU. We might even see a tease at some point in the next Marvel movies.

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