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!