Get unnaturally close to Cable’s techno-organic virus with this sick Deadpool concept art
Presented by: Elizabeth Rayne
Nathan Summers is more machine than man, and now you can see how the disease that fused his flesh with robotics evolved for Deadpool 2.
J.S. Marantz, the artist who previously worked on other MCU movies and War for the Planet of the Apes, has just taken over Instagram with several mind-blowing concepts that he developed to show how the virus spread through the human body and how Cable solved the problem of needing a functional arm even as the virus tech consumed him. It’s also a testament to the unbelievable things you can do with Photoshop. Like this.
Early #conceptart for #cable arm. This was a pretty cool idea. In order to control the #technoorganicvirus Cable embeds this prosthetic under the virus tech in order to still use it as a functioning arm. It was a great change of pace to do some hard surface work in #zbrush. I really enjoyed bouncing ideas back-and-forth with the costume designers @kurtandbart and director @davidmleitch #marvel #marvelmovies #fox #deadpool2 #deadpool
This early concept looks like something infinitely cool out of Terminator or RoboCop. Marantz thought Cable could make his left arm useful again by embedding the prosthetic under the virus, and while he hints that it underwent many changes before ever wielding a gun, working with costume design duo Kurt and Bart to finesse the idea was obviously a blast.
Another back study for #cable for #deadpool2. I did a lot of these for costume designers @kurtandbart This one really shows how the virus transforms muscle into technology. I had a lot of fun on these. The final make up was done beautifully by @bcorso and @cce_inc and @mikesmithson_makeup , definitely the best in the industry! #zbrush #photoshop #concepart #marvel #fox #xforce #xmen
Front and back torso studies of Cable show the spread of the disease, which Marantz intended to show “how the virus transforms muscle into technology” and might remind any Game of Thrones fans of the mechanoid version of grayscale.
What Marantz imagined was eventually brought to life (with some changes) by makeup and prosthetics artists Bill Corso, Andrew Clement and his team at Creative Character Engineering, and Mike Smithson. See how it compares to the proto makeup test on Josh Brolin:
Testing Cable. We went through a very lengthy design process on creating the look of Cable. Beautiful conceptual work was done in preproduction, then amazing sculptors @cce_inc under the Supervision of Andrew Clement began to generate various sections of sculpts that @joshbrolin would wear. My idea was to make the biomech disease more rigid while the soft, translucent skin would overlap. Good idea, but almost impossible to maintain as the two different densities keep separating. Ultimately they were brought to a closer combined density and prepped together; glued, pre-painted. The team I put in charge of maintaining this high maintenance of a Makeup was lead by @mikesmithson_makeup and assisted daily by @felixfoxw with Dept Head of Hair Anne Carroll. Together with Josh, they were the Super talented X-Team to beat. In taking test pics of an early version of the makeup, I tried to emulate the amazing photographs of @lee_jeffries These were two I thought looked cool. ( notice how the appliance isn’t finished on his left shoulder and his eye scar is different) Enjoy. #deadpool #2 #cable #xmen #xforce #blackandwhite #intense #makeup #prosthetics #specialeffectsmakeup #nathansummers #design #art #actor #thanks @vancityreynolds #robliefeld #fannypack #pain #annecarroll #hair
That’s pretty metal.
Marantz went beyond the virus to design Cable’s time-travel suit in collaboration with the costume designers, marveling at how “you can spend so much time on a concept and it only gets featured briefly in the film."
#cable travel suit for #Deadpool2 Spent a lot of time on this with the amazing costume design team @kurtandbart. It’s amazing you can spend so much time on a concept and it only gets featured briefly in the film. Either way it looked incredible. Went to a few changes, the mechanical arm was covered up in the final. The suit was built at @filmillutions. Russ and his team always deliver! This in particular concept was to not only show the suit but also the character reveal coming out of the time portal. #marvel #marvelmovies #xforce #xmen #technoorganicvirus #conceptart #costume #costumedesign #zbrush #keyshot #photoshop
Here is a shot of the suit in material development, which is now something you will now wish you had in your closet even if it can’t send you back in time to defeat the guy who would destroy your entire family with his pyrokinetic powers in the future.
Some material development for #cables time travel suit. Spent a lot of time working on these with costume designers @kurtandbart I did a bunch of these exploration renderings in #keyshot. I was experimenting a lot with the texture and bump. I was really surprised how many options I could generate and found quite a few happy accidents during the process. #zbrush #cable #marvel #marvelmovies #fox #xmen #xforce #deadpool2
The only caveat is that the longer you travel through time, the harder it is to control. Nothing you can't handle.