Zombieland Writers Officially Onboard Deadpool Movie

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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  • beano

    haha. Cable IS gonna make an appearance, not in his own movie or the Deadpool, but in future X-films. waaack i know.

    and a better writer for WOLVERINE is a DEFINITE HOPE. What were they DOING in origins? why was Gambit a long haired hispanic Flamer???? Fool had no southern accent or nothing. horrible. and Blob?? oh my gau. stop there! Deadpool shoulda never been in that movie. how do we add him in the FUTURE movies now that he's already gone through all that experiments and is basically..mentally challenged murderer? Why even cast Ryan for that AND green lantern?

    I hope domino shows up in the Deadpool film tho. thatd be Ill.

  • red shadow

    i swear to god if he wear the costume in the comic im gonna be pissed

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

    I'd like to see the costume come out like it did in the game Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2. They did a really nice job with it.

  • Sofakngdom

    i thought eric foreman did a decent job as venom.

    i would agree that origins was one of the worst marvel movies EVER. horrible twist on a good story and deadpool morphed into whatever that was, that was just stupid. that movie was just bad and i hope that team never gets to touch another marvel movie again.

  • Sofakngdom

    i thought eric foreman did a decent job as venom.

    i would agree that origins was one of the worst marvel movies EVER. horrible twist on a good story and deadpool morphed into whatever that was, that was just stupid. that movie was just bad and i hope that team never gets to touch another marvel movie again.

  • Actingphul

    With the writers from Zombie land, and Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, I can see the Deadpool movie being absolutely hilarious. The great part about Zombie land was that almost every line was at least a tiny joke, and all Deadpool is is jokes.

    I think that if this movie actually gets made, it’ll be one of the best Marvel movies yet, what with the violence, the comedy, and Deadpool not being a pansy about having to kill people.

    As for the costume, I hope they do bring out the red tights, or at least a very close modification. He’s in the full body suit because of the scars. It’s an important aspect of what makes Deadpool Deadpool.