Could Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool end up at Troublemaker Studio’s?
Production Weekly say an offer has gone out to Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Once Upon a Time in Mexico) to helm the X-Men spin-off that they hope to film later this year from a script by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
It all depends on how quickly Green Lantern is completed this summer and whether Reynolds will want to move straight into another comic book project. The probable outcome after such a gruelling shoot for Reynolds will be a mid-2011 start date for a release in 2012, though personally I’m just surprised Fox still want to make this after Reynolds’ DC casting. To us, it doesn’t exactly feel like a priority superhero spin-off that needs to be made.
Deadpool is the third big project in a year that 20th Century Fox have thrown to Rodriguez after Predators (which he has produced and is opening next month), Rise of the Apes (which he turned down) and as we’ve said now a movie in the X-Men franchise. Rodriguez also made Machete with Fox money, so it’s an encouraging sign for how the Troublemaker/Big Studio relationship is working.
Will Rodriguez take it?
Well, we know from his time on Sin City and his general film-making direction that he is a comic book lover but, Deadpool, just doesn’t feel like a Rodriguez project does it?
Preacher - YES – A 300 sequel – YES but Deadpool, not so much. The main reason being it isn’t an R-Rated, Kick-Ass style comic book project and although Rodriguez has made kiddie friendly films before, he hasn’t exactly made kid-friendly adult pictures.
We think he will politely turn it down, and will further talk about Sin City 2, and his original sci-fi film Neverwreckers before ultimately doing something else entirely.