Robert Rodriguez in Talks to Direct Deadpool After All

The initial report of Robert Rodriguez being somehow involved in a “Deadpool” movie surfaced last month, but the director and the studio denied them. Then last week over at Comic Con, Rodriguez confirmed that he had indeed been given the script by Fox, and was reading it, though he refused to say if he was considering the director’s chair. Now according to the LATimes, Rodriguez is, indeed, in negotiations to direct a “Deadpool” movie starring Ryan Reynolds.

The article says no deals are in place, but that the two sides are definitely “negotiating” for Rodriguez to direct the comic book movie, a sequel (of sorts) to Fox’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, though the character was said to have outgrown that movie, and will in fact move in a completely different direction as if “Wolverine” never happened. Which is not a bad idea, given what they did to poor Deadpool in that one. Imagine, sewing Deadpool’s mouth shut. What’s next, making Superman knock up Lois Lane with a super baby? Ridiculous.

Rodriguez still has yet another entry in the lucrative “Spy Kids” franchise (the fourth one) on his plate, a film he announced over at Comic Con. After that, though, he appears to be free, which means a “Deadpool” movie is definitely a possibility for the Austin-based director. Will he be a good fit for it? Who knows, but he certainly has the kinetic action stuff down.

'Come on, I'm Deadpool. I gotsa talk. That's like my thing!'



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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Rodriguez on Deadpool? Yes PLEASE!!!!

  • whaddup, foo?!

    Ok, so, 1)Die-hard Deadpool fan Ryan Reynolds, playing the part and making sure it stays true to the comics, 2)Zombieland writers creating the script, and 3)THE Robert Rodriguez directing the movie. Two words: Epic. Awesomeness. All we need now is the announcement that the movie will be rated R for gore, blood, multiple-voices-in-head, guns, and swords, pretty swords. :D!

    And if only dreams would come true, Fox would give up the movie and Marvel would pick it up…*sigh*…wait, or would it be Disney the one to pick up the movie (I can practically hear Mickey screaming in horror at just the thought of it…and Deadpool shooting him between the eyes to shut him up…). Anywho…Marvel rocks. That's all I'm sayin'.

  • Slothbaby

    news-flash! If deadpool is rated R, less people will see it. Guarunteed. The blood and gore shown in the comics will not translate very well into a movie. It's comical in the, well, comics. But when people get chopped up in movies, it's not the same at all. Just look at Marvels history. Almost all of it's PG-13 movies have made it big(Ghost rider is one of the exceptions). But the only Marvel-related movies that were rated “R” were the punisher movies. They either went straight to DVD or Did awful at th theaters. So, get a clue, foo!

  • Stormshadow2332

    All the Gore of Planet Terror, and the action of Sin City, and really good writers, I hope that Fox doesn't take away the gore and swearing, and pussy out like they did with Die Hard 4.0 (or Live Free or Die Hard which the unrated was superior) I want a movie that's like Ferris Bueller's Day off meets commando, the die hard trilogy, kill bill, and Smokin' Aces with some musical numbers (pool-o-vision) and Deadpool making fun of X-men origins Wolverine.