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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.