Visual Effects Vet Tim Miller Making Directorial Debut on 'Deadpool'
"Look, Deadpool is not a villain... he's an asshole," Ryan Reynolds quipped at WonderCon last weekend. Looks like we may finally see this happen, as 24 Frames reports, with confirmation from Deadline, that visual effects specialist Tim Miller will be making his directorial debut on Deadpool for 20th Century Fox. Miller worked on effects for X-Men and Daredevil, and recently Scott Pilgrim vs. the World working at Blur Studios. I'm glad to finally see some progress, now let's just get a start date set! Fox has been considering numerous directors but with Aronofsky's exit, things have been in flux, though this seems like a solid choice.
As far as we know, the latest draft of the Deadpool script they're using is from Zombieland writers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick. Despite pulling Ryan Reynolds as the comic book anti-hero Deadpool from X-Men Origins: Wolverine, this movie will be a complete reboot. "It's insane, it's definitely comedy. But it's an R script, it's really irreverent and violent," producer Lauren Schuler Donner said a few weeks ago. Reynolds has a packed schedule coming up, but this has remained a priority for him. I'm hopeful with someone like Tim Miller making directing jump on something like this, let's just hope he turns out a better VFX director than Scott Stewart. We'll be sure to let everyone know when we hear more about the "Merc with a Mouth."