“Shang-Chi” Concept Art Reveals Deadpool’s Scrapped Debut In The MCU

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In Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings, although just for a moment, there was a big comeback in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Of course, we are talking about Abomination, seen while fighting at the Golden Daggers Club against Wong. The character has been on screen for a while and, according to what has been announced, he will be seen again in action in She-Hulk, the upcoming Marvel series on Disney+.

Source: The Direct

What we discover now is that the Shang-Chi adventure could have given the public something more as well. Not a return, but a debut. A great debut to be exact.

A few hours ago, Shang-Chi‘s concept artist Andrew Kim published a discarded image of the film, and it has immediately taken the Internet by storm. The scene depicted in the concept art seems identical to the fight between Abomination and Wong, but actually in the cage, there are instead Deadpool and Proxima Media Nox aka Proxima Midnight – first seen in Avengers: Infinity War.

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Source: Andrew Kim

It is not clear if it was a concrete idea and if the draft of Shang-Chi initially included the presence of Deadpool. What is certain is that the cage was actually there, but Wade Wilson was obviously not.

Source: Andrew Kim

However, many fans have pointed out that Proxima Media Nox could hardly appear in Shang-Chi because the movie takes place after Avengers: Endgame, and Tony Stark’s snap wiped out all the villains in that film.

Source: Andrew Kim

Either way, audiences expect to see Deadpool for the first time in the MCU as a cameo in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Already from the trailer, with the presence of Patrick Stewart reprising the role of Charles Xavier, we can understand how the X-Men franchise is an element that will be exploited by Disney in the short term, so it is not unthinkable that Deadpool will soon appear as well.

Source: Andrew Kim