Concept designs of the kind-of-good-guys for the Tim Miller directed Deadpool film were divided between two artists. Joshua James Shaw was responsible for the looks of both Deadpool and Teenage Mutant Ninja Warhead — wait, that’s not right–Negasonic Teenage Warhead; meanwhile, Alexander Lozano was tasked with coming up with a design for Colossus.
Lozano posted the concept images on his Facebook page and explained:
“Before the ‘final design’ was found, I tried a few different ways. At that point of time, I didn’t know if Colossus was planned as a ‘walking around in bright daylight’ character or more of a ‘hide in the shadows’ hero like in the old X-Men days. So I played around with a Darth Maul-hoodie and the idea to place the ‘X’ very subtle on his chest with the endings of his scarf. I also wanted to repeat the ripples in his arms with the design of the boots. …and a lot of possibilities to fix all the X-Men mansion keys at his pants.”
Check out the concept art and final design images below.
In regards to the last image, Lozano had this to say about his first instinct on how to approach the character’s design:
“My thoughts at that time were about a more dirty steel instead of shiny chrome and to put some steel veins on his metal skin. What you see here was my basis for the costume designs for the following costume designs.”
It certainly paid off. Audiences generally were beyond pleased with Colossus’ look and his disgust of killing. Deadpool might not be in theaters anymore, but you won’t have to wait long to again see the Pool, Colossus and Supersonic acrobatic — Negasonic Teenage Warhead, as Deadpool himself has announced the film will hit Blu-ray on May 10.
Image: 20th Century Fox