Robert Rodriguez Offered to Direct Marvel's Deadpool Movie
by Ethan Anderton
June 14, 2010
While director Ruben Fleischer is busy working on the action/comedy 30 Minutes or Less, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Aziz Ansari, the writing duo behind Zombieland, Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick, have been busy writing the script for Fox's adaptation of Marvel's Deadpool. Since the writers were attached to the project back in January, we haven't heard much of anything about the film focusing on the "Merc with a Mouth," but word comes from Prod Weekly (via The Playlist) that an offer is out to Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) to direct the comic book movie, which will see Ryan Reynolds reprising his role as Deadpool.
Obviously nothing about this is official because Rodriguez has only been offered the job, which means that he's not even attached to the project, a status that in itself isn't always a sure fire deal for directors, actors, etc. I gotta say, knowing how much of unique anti-hero Deadpool is in the Marvel Universe, Rodriguez is a decent pick for the job, but it seems like a dream choice for producers. With the plethora of other projects Rodriguez has lined up at Troublemaker, I can't see him taking this job unless he has a secret passion for Deadpool or absolutely loves the script. Stay tuned! Who should direct Deadpool if not Rodriguez?