Deadpool Director?

Deadpool Director?

The LA Times has reported that Robert Rodriguez is in talks with Fox Studios for directing the as yet untitled X-Men spinoff film focusing on Deadpool. Rodriguez has recently been working on ‘Spy Kids 4: Armageddon’ and the action picture ‘Machete’ which stars Danny Trejo.

Deadpool was played by Ryan Reynolds in last year’s ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’, which despite performing poorly with critics went on to gross $374 million worldwide. Reynolds screen time as Deadpool was short, though he managed to provide a glimpse of what we might expect from a film that is more centred around the character.

‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ was plagued with problems including poor visual effects, bad dialogue, plot inconsistencies none of which prevented it from performing well at the box office. For the franchise to recover some critical acclaim that was achieved with the first two instalments the quality of these things really needs to improve.

It’s looking positive for ‘X-Men: First Class’, with Mathew Vaughn directing the project and for someone like Robert Rodriguez to tackle the comedy, violence mix of Deadpool (which sounds like a good fit) it feels like the franchise is going to make some positive steps.

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.