The Deadpool Movie Lives! And Has Landed Itself a Director At Last

I guess this means 20th Century Fox still intends to make that “Deadpool” movie after all, because the studio has officially signed on special effects man Tim Miller, who has worked on the “X-Men” franchise in the past, to direct the comic book movie. I know most fanboys were probably hoping for Robert Rodriguez, but alas.

Reynolds is still expected to star as the Merc with a Mouth, but let’s face it, it’s not like ol Ryan’s got an empty dance card nowadays, what with the “Green Lantern” franchise and a dozen other projects that he’s already signed on for in the next few years. One can only hope that he’ll carve out enough time to devote to the fugly merc.

As for Miller, he’s directed plenty of videogame trailers, but “Deadpool” would be his feature film directorial debut. I’ll leave it up to you to decide if handling a movie that is potentially cool as “Deadpool” over to a noob is a good thing or a bad thing. Whatever the case, he’ll be directing from a script by “Zombieland” guys Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.



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  • Marc Ohhhh

    yayyy it lives :D

  • Pete_Skeet

    Ryan Reynolds doesn’t need to return. He can do a cameo where they really need his face. Scott Adkins who played Weapon XI would do just fine!

  • Dan

    Now that he is the Green Lantern I don’t really want to see him as Deadpool. They should just recast the role.

  • Juggernaut

    There you go Dedpool! Finally some good news on a film adaptation, that doesn’t suck that is. Lol. I agree with the above post by Pete_Skeet, some flashbacks and voice over work is all that Reynolds really needs to contribute. Adkins can rock the rest! I hope that the director is able to pull it off. I personally think that a up and comer would be a good choice. There’s less of a chance of ego, personal taste and interpertation

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

      Meh. I think Reynolds needs to play the part as he’s been it’s strongest supporter, even vocally saying that the character he played in Wolverine isn’t the DP he knows (during promotion no less, that takes guts). He’s always who I’ve seen as Wade. That said if they can find someone else that can ghandle the physicality and the codey I’m all for it. You know I’m like the freaking Super Adaptoid when it comes to change. LOL. Adkins should definitely be involved for stunt fighting though.

  • my2cents

    Adkins exceptional martial artist, but he doesn’t have anything special about him character wise that’s probably why he’s going to always be a “B” actor or “C”. I do agree with the fact that they should re-cast the role to someone else, Reynolds as green lantern and deadpole might confuse some people.

    • Juggernaut

      I’m not sure that people would be confused but there may be a conflict of interest. Not to say that actors haven’t cross pollenated in other films. I am of the opinion that Reynolds would have been much more effectively used as Deadpool over Green Lantern. Can he do both? I’m sure he could. Should he do both? That is another question entirely. It is more a matter of personal taste. I don’t like the thought of Reynolds portraying a major character for each comic companies. Just my opinion. I personally would have liked to have seen another actor take the role in the GL film and had Reynolds do a Deadpool film series. With the current situation, I’d like to see another actor, Sean William Scott has been thrown around, take the Merc With A Mouth from here.

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

        WOW! He’s actually a decent choice. I don’t know why i didn’t think of him, this could actually be a role for him to excell. He’s shown he can do some action in “Bulletproof Monk” and “The Rundown.” and we already know he has good comedic timing. I still say I’d rather Reynolds take it, but cott is a great back up. I don’t subscribe to the conflict of interest thing simply because in this situation we wouldn’t even be seeing Reynolds but for a bit in the begining or a flashback, afterthat he’d be heavily made up, or wearing the mask. Now say if he was playing someone who’s face we see all the time, then yeah I can see an issue. “Hey isn’t that Green Lantern playing Rick Jones?” But like I said other than the voice, he’d be unrecognizeable.

  • Lonespartan091

    Honestly, I couldn’t see any other actor play deadpool . Ryan Reynolds , in my opinon, is the only actor that could pull it off. I mean yes Sean William Scott has proven himself in the past as a funny but serious actor but at the end of the day Reynolds is the best choice. He has proven that he can play a serious roll in many movies from blade trinity to the Amityvill horror , both were serious but had a finesse that Reynolds all ways brings to the table,witch in my opinon, is the definition that is Deadpool, I mean come on Deadpool’s part in X men wolverien was not the easiest nor best part to represent Deadpool, but he pulled it off. Actors star in multiple films at once all the time and i think it will speak to futher to his reputation of being a serious actor and a dedicated one at that .

  • http://twitter.com/chiccosci Chicco Gatchalian

    When?!!!