Zombieland Writers Officially Onboard Deadpool Movie

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Variety has made it official: “Zombieland” writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have come onboard 20th Century Fox’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” spin-off movie “Deadpool”, and will be penning the further adventures of the merc with a mouth for a possible post-Summer 2010 start date. Why the post-Summer? That’s when star Ryan Reynolds is expected to wrap shooting on the big-budget “Green Lantern” for Warner Bros, which is expected to commence as soon as next month.

The idea is to spin-off the Deadpool character, but also take it in an entirely new direction from “Wolverine” by actually sticking closer to the character’s comic book origins. Obviously you can’t really stay too faithful to the character’s appearance in “Wolverine”, since let’s face it, everything that took place in that movie after Reynolds split the scenery is better left unspoken of. Ever.

Wolverine? Whose that? I don't know no Wolverine, buddy. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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

    And he better use guns as much as swords in the movie too. ‘Pool is great with blades, but just as deadly with guns as well. It shouldn’t the crazy crap dude (Agent Zero I beleive) was pulling from “Wolverine” but just some over the top gunplay and sowrd fights.

  • Dedpool

    And he better use guns as much as swords in the movie too. ‘Pool is great with blades, but just as deadly with guns as well. It shouldn’t the crazy crap dude (Agent Zero I beleive) was pulling from “Wolverine” but just some over the top gunplay and sowrd fights.

  • Grimtooth

    As long as its better than Wolverine, Im content. They ruined most of the characters they “touched” in that movie. While better than X-Men 3 (which is one of the all-time worst super hero movies), it still was very lacking. I hated the whole James Howlett crapass story in the comics – why didnt they just leave it at Logan?

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

      I actually liked Origin. It’s funny because now that he actually remembers things, I think it’s great he still uses Logan, and basically all the stuff that had happened is just the past for him…until it comes back to bite him again. I also liked the link they made between Creed and Logan. In the comics Chris Claremont has stated he always inteded Creed to be Logan’s father. I never liked that idea, but brothers. That I can get behind. It’s the idea that Sabretooth is not as far from WOlverine as he’d like him to be. Without that love (from his mother first, and rose in the comic, and then Silver Fox) he’d be just as bad ass Creed. But yeah was craptacular.

  • Grimtooth

    As long as its better than Wolverine, Im content. They ruined most of the characters they “touched” in that movie. While better than X-Men 3 (which is one of the all-time worst super hero movies), it still was very lacking. I hated the whole James Howlett crapass story in the comics – why didnt they just leave it at Logan?

    • Dedpool

      I actually liked Origin. It’s funny because now that he actually remembers things, I think it’s great he still uses Logan, and basically all the stuff that had happened is just the past for him…until it comes back to bite him again. I also liked the link they made between Creed and Logan. In the comics Chris Claremont has stated he always inteded Creed to be Logan’s father. I never liked that idea, but brothers. That I can get behind. It’s the idea that Sabretooth is not as far from WOlverine as he’d like him to be. Without that love (from his mother first, and rose in the comic, and then Silver Fox) he’d be just as bad ass Creed. But yeah was craptacular.

  • Soldier X

    Wolvie is definitely defined by the ladies in his life. Why d’you think they’re goin’ with the Clairmont Logan in Japan arc for the next one? Mariko. I’m still waiting and praying they won’t completely screw Cable. They’re considering him for his own movie… Maybe eventually (again, providing they don’t screw the pooch) we could get a Cable and Deadpool movie. I say, Start right at issue #1. “Ah, if it isn’t Nathan Christopher Charles Dayspring Askani’son Cable Soldier X! Or, are you just going by Priscilla now?”
    Again, I just pray Fox stays out of the movie and lets Reynolds control his character. As it should be: put the fanboy in charge of the main character, not the execs. (And not some Australian that should have stayed in romantic comedies… Sorry, Hugh, it’s the truth.)

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

      I say keep hugh just let fanboys write. As for your fanboy dreams, cable isn’t on the horizon. At least not until the First Class reboot thing goes through. Can’t have a Cable with a Dead cyclops and Jean Grey (and yes I know he’s not Jean’s kid, but the cloning thing would be much for the movies). ANd that’s the thing you need to keep in sight, this is a COMPLETELY different universe and we’re not gonna get the exact stories you love so much. Just saying don’t get your hopes up for a Cable and Deadpool flick. Now they just need to get a betteer writer for Wolverine 2 and I’m all good.

  • Soldier X

    Wolvie is definitely defined by the ladies in his life. Why d’you think they’re goin’ with the Clairmont Logan in Japan arc for the next one? Mariko. I’m still waiting and praying they won’t completely screw Cable. They’re considering him for his own movie… Maybe eventually (again, providing they don’t screw the pooch) we could get a Cable and Deadpool movie. I say, Start right at issue #1. “Ah, if it isn’t Nathan Christopher Charles Dayspring Askani’son Cable Soldier X! Or, are you just going by Priscilla now?”
    Again, I just pray Fox stays out of the movie and lets Reynolds control his character. As it should be: put the fanboy in charge of the main character, not the execs. (And not some Australian that should have stayed in romantic comedies… Sorry, Hugh, it’s the truth.)

    • Dedpool

      I say keep hugh just let fanboys write. As for your fanboy dreams, cable isn’t on the horizon. At least not until the First Class reboot thing goes through. Can’t have a Cable with a Dead cyclops and Jean Grey (and yes I know he’s not Jean’s kid, but the cloning thing would be much for the movies). ANd that’s the thing you need to keep in sight, this is a COMPLETELY different universe and we’re not gonna get the exact stories you love so much. Just saying don’t get your hopes up for a Cable and Deadpool flick. Now they just need to get a betteer writer for Wolverine 2 and I’m all good.

  • TRS

    alright X-Men origins was a great movie we all know that, but if u saw the ending credits you saw that deadpool came back to life. If you end a movie like that especially in the credits it leaves the audiance thnking. “Is deadpool going to come back in another X-Men movie or his own movie. Unlike some movies that dont deserve to be in theaters the Deadpool deserves this especially with his role in X-Men movie. He was fantastic. Deadpool may not be one of the greatest super heroes but we know he is one of the funniest and coolest. You gota admit that. Like the scene when he was in the elevator and he took all those gaurds down with his blade. COOL. This movie wouldnt be a movie that sucks like other super hero movies that dont need another sequel. (Spider Man 4?) Im sorry but SPider Man shouldn’t be in another movie. ANd would it kill a director to make a Marvel Ultimate ALliance movie or Avengers. Or even show some super heros working together. You have Fantastic 4 in NY how come Wolverine can’t help them out or Iron Man they’re all in NY. But that isnt the point the point is with the ending of X-Men origins there should definatly be a Deadpool movie and it wouldnt be a waste of time to fim this amazing movie

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

      How can you say Deadpool in Wolverine was good? Wade Wilson played by Reynolds was spot on. But that abomination at the end, I won’t even refer to as Deadpool, he’s Weapon XI. And that was just a travesty. Sure they had the after credits scene but it still doesn’t make up for completely ruining the character. That’s like when “Batman & Robin” came out and they made Bane stupid. WHAT? NO!! I applaud Fox for realizing they screwed up and going back to the drawing board.

  • TRS

    alright X-Men origins was a great movie we all know that, but if u saw the ending credits you saw that deadpool came back to life. If you end a movie like that especially in the credits it leaves the audiance thnking. “Is deadpool going to come back in another X-Men movie or his own movie. Unlike some movies that dont deserve to be in theaters the Deadpool deserves this especially with his role in X-Men movie. He was fantastic. Deadpool may not be one of the greatest super heroes but we know he is one of the funniest and coolest. You gota admit that. Like the scene when he was in the elevator and he took all those gaurds down with his blade. COOL. This movie wouldnt be a movie that sucks like other super hero movies that dont need another sequel. (Spider Man 4?) Im sorry but SPider Man shouldn’t be in another movie. ANd would it kill a director to make a Marvel Ultimate ALliance movie or Avengers. Or even show some super heros working together. You have Fantastic 4 in NY how come Wolverine can’t help them out or Iron Man they’re all in NY. But that isnt the point the point is with the ending of X-Men origins there should definatly be a Deadpool movie and it wouldnt be a waste of time to fim this amazing movie

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com Dedpool

      How can you say Deadpool in Wolverine was good? Wade Wilson played by Reynolds was spot on. But that abomination at the end, I won’t even refer to as Deadpool, he’s Weapon XI. And that was just a travesty. Sure they had the after credits scene but it still doesn’t make up for completely ruining the character. That’s like when “Batman & Robin” came out and they made Bane stupid. WHAT? NO!! I applaud Fox for realizing they screwed up and going back to the drawing board.

  • Guy

    Well just so you know…they are working on an avengers movie…have you seen iron man…nick fury plays a very small part in it to try and start asembling the team…they are gonna make a thor movie and a captain america movie and after those come out they are gonn aput togther the avengers team…so you wish is going to come true.

  • BlindBraille

    By “we all know x-men origins was a good movie” I assume you mean WOLVERINE origins was one of the worst superhero movies ranking right DOWN there with that horrendous Topher fuck-up Grace as venom in spiderman 3. And idk if you have been to ANY movies lately or have been on any fanboy websites you damn tool but they ARE planning on making an avengers movie. samuel jackson keeps popping up as fury at the end credits of movies like the hulk and iron man. Get a clue man, and a better taste in movies. Origins sucked all kinds of donkey dick.