Deadpool Director Update

Deadpool Director Update

We previously reported that Robert Rodriguez has been in talks with Fox Studios for directing the X-men spinoff film about the character Deadpool portrayed by Ryan Reynolds in the Wolverine film.

IGN have provided an update indicating that scheduling conflicts look to be keeping Rodriguez out of the project for now at least. Rodriguez was quoted as saying in regards to Deadpool “We haven’t really gotten into the discussion, but they are trying to make a certain small window that’s going to be tough because of Spy Kids….If they push it back, it would be a lot better for me.”

It sounds like if there’s to be any chance of Rodriguez helming a Deadpool film it’ll need to be on the backburner for a while at least, though with several films currently in development for Ryan Reynolds including possible Green Lantern sequels it doesn’t look like his schedule is looking much easier to accommodate.

While getting Robert Rodriguez on board to direct would be a great step towards delivering an excellent Deadpool film, it looks like Fox will have to be pretty flexible in order to make it happen.

Stay tuned for further news as it develops!

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.