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Robert Rodriguez talks directing Deadpool with Ryan Reynolds

08.18.2010

Back in June it was reported that director Robert Rodriguez was offered DEADPOOL and right after Comic-Con it was revealed he was officially in negotiations to direct Ryan Reynolds in the Marvel flick. Now that he's out promoting MACHETE, Rodriguez was asked about the film and while he did confirm he's interested in the project, he stopped short of claiming it will be his next film. "I'm just working everything out," he told the LA Times claiming that SIN CITY 2 or NERVERACKER could still be next on his schedule.

That said, Rodriguez seems to really love the current draft of the script by ZOMBIELAND writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. He said they've written a "great script" and that he was really enthusiastic to get working on it.

The main problem seems to be Ryan Reynolds' schedule. He just wrapped GREEN LANTERN and is expected to begin work later this year on R.I.P.D. for director Robert Schwentke before starting on another GREEN LANTERN film (all while promoting his upcoming thriller BURIED). Will he be able to fit another superhero film in there?

Extra Tidbit: I never understood the fascination with Deadpool.
Source: LA Times

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6:08PM on 08/19/2010

Hmmmmm

Wow a lot of hate for Reynolds - that's surprizing. Anyway, I think the facsination with Deadpool stems from the way he puts the "comic" back into comic books - he's like a parody of the super hero - he has powers, and he's insane. Makes for an interestng combo. Plus he breaches the fourth wall.
Wow a lot of hate for Reynolds - that's surprizing. Anyway, I think the facsination with Deadpool stems from the way he puts the "comic" back into comic books - he's like a parody of the super hero - he has powers, and he's insane. Makes for an interestng combo. Plus he breaches the fourth wall.
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2:46PM on 08/19/2010
deadpool will only be good if rodriguez directs it
deadpool will only be good if rodriguez directs it
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6:08AM on 08/19/2010
Ah, Deadpool. The character created by and for lazy artists who want to draw Spider-Man but who can't be bothered to draw all those webs.
Ah, Deadpool. The character created by and for lazy artists who want to draw Spider-Man but who can't be bothered to draw all those webs.
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1:14AM on 08/19/2010

this may never...

see the light of day, look at all those scheduling conflicts, better get someone else now, fox totally fucked up ryan's run as deadpool any way. ryan may need therapy for some sort of personality disorder with all the comic characters he's playin.
see the light of day, look at all those scheduling conflicts, better get someone else now, fox totally fucked up ryan's run as deadpool any way. ryan may need therapy for some sort of personality disorder with all the comic characters he's playin.
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12:34AM on 08/19/2010

Deadpool

I just want them to start getting this movie off the ground. Ryan Reynolds is perfect for the role of Deadpool. You can just look at his body of work and see that he has smart-ass written all over him. I would love to see this movie get in production and out within the next 2 years.
I just want them to start getting this movie off the ground. Ryan Reynolds is perfect for the role of Deadpool. You can just look at his body of work and see that he has smart-ass written all over him. I would love to see this movie get in production and out within the next 2 years.
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9:17PM on 08/18/2010
Lame fuckin character and Ryan Reynolds didnīt help it exactly.. Why not cast Scott Adkins who did all the action anyway if his mouth is gonna be sown shut
Lame fuckin character and Ryan Reynolds didnīt help it exactly.. Why not cast Scott Adkins who did all the action anyway if his mouth is gonna be sown shut
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12:36AM on 08/19/2010
If you read the comics you'll know that his mouth isn't sewn shut. That was just a complete BS bit from the Wolverine movie. The character's nickname is the Merc with a Mouth.
If you read the comics you'll know that his mouth isn't sewn shut. That was just a complete BS bit from the Wolverine movie. The character's nickname is the Merc with a Mouth.
8:37PM on 08/18/2010
Despite everything, I love what Rodriguez did with Predators, Reynolds or not, the man here is Rodriguez. The most important thing here is the ability of Rodriguez to always attract an A-list casting to his movies. In a decade full of shitty superhero flicks(with a very few exceptions) maybe the hand of an old school director is what is needed here. Deadpool fits perfectly in the crazy funny gory style of Rodriguez. No doubt. This movie will be good or should be a hell of a ride at least.
Despite everything, I love what Rodriguez did with Predators, Reynolds or not, the man here is Rodriguez. The most important thing here is the ability of Rodriguez to always attract an A-list casting to his movies. In a decade full of shitty superhero flicks(with a very few exceptions) maybe the hand of an old school director is what is needed here. Deadpool fits perfectly in the crazy funny gory style of Rodriguez. No doubt. This movie will be good or should be a hell of a ride at least.
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8:00PM on 08/18/2010
The best thing about this movie is that the two main selling stars have the initials RR. So it'd be like RRRR
The best thing about this movie is that the two main selling stars have the initials RR. So it'd be like RRRR
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6:31PM on 08/18/2010
P.S. Deadpool is essentially a smart ass like spidey but he has lots of guns N knives. Not to mention their outfits kinda look alike.
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P.S. Deadpool is essentially a smart ass like spidey but he has lots of guns N knives. Not to mention their outfits kinda look alike.
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6:24PM on 08/18/2010
Robert Rodriguez can do no wrong. As long as Sin City 2 is still on schedule then I'm all for it. And does Ryan Reynolds REALLY have to reprise his role as deadpool? Replacing him would hardly be a big deal in my opinion.
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Robert Rodriguez can do no wrong. As long as Sin City 2 is still on schedule then I'm all for it. And does Ryan Reynolds REALLY have to reprise his role as deadpool? Replacing him would hardly be a big deal in my opinion.
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6:23PM on 08/18/2010
Meh......if this happens it happens. There are much cooler X-universe characters out there which I would have been far more interested in seeing in a live action feature film. Oh well, I'd still see it not gonna lie.
Meh......if this happens it happens. There are much cooler X-universe characters out there which I would have been far more interested in seeing in a live action feature film. Oh well, I'd still see it not gonna lie.
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5:25PM on 08/18/2010

No Thank You

I would rather see Machete 2: American Machete starring Mickey Rourke as his character from The Expendables.
I would rather see Machete 2: American Machete starring Mickey Rourke as his character from The Expendables.
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5:17PM on 08/18/2010
They should just get Joel McHale to be the merc with the mouth, Reynolds has his plate full and his version of Deadpool sucked anyways.
They should just get Joel McHale to be the merc with the mouth, Reynolds has his plate full and his version of Deadpool sucked anyways.
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5:15PM on 08/18/2010
If anyone can squeeze a film in a tight schedule like that, it's Robert Rodriguez. He's known for his ridiculously short shoots.
If anyone can squeeze a film in a tight schedule like that, it's Robert Rodriguez. He's known for his ridiculously short shoots.
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3:45PM on 08/18/2010

Reynolds sucks

I love Deadpool. I really like Rodriguez but for the love of God, why Ryan Reynolds??? He sucks!! Mr. Morissette as I like ot call him is just plain annoying. Surely a better actor could portray the merc with a mouth!
I love Deadpool. I really like Rodriguez but for the love of God, why Ryan Reynolds??? He sucks!! Mr. Morissette as I like ot call him is just plain annoying. Surely a better actor could portray the merc with a mouth!
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3:14PM on 08/18/2010

RYAN ...

... is going like this now: "Should I do Green Lantern 2 or Deadpool first? Nah,I'm gona DO Scarlett first ...." :D
... is going like this now: "Should I do Green Lantern 2 or Deadpool first? Nah,I'm gona DO Scarlett first ...." :D
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3:05PM on 08/18/2010
I also meant to add: Robert Rodriguez would do an awesome job with Deadpool.
I also meant to add: Robert Rodriguez would do an awesome job with Deadpool.
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2:57PM on 08/18/2010
Don't get me wrong I like Ryan Reynolds, I liked the majority of his films & I was up for the idea of Green Lantern until I saw the official picture. However, Deadpool, firstly is disfigured & secondly wears a mask so does it really matter if he plays him?

Just a thought!!
Don't get me wrong I like Ryan Reynolds, I liked the majority of his films & I was up for the idea of Green Lantern until I saw the official picture. However, Deadpool, firstly is disfigured & secondly wears a mask so does it really matter if he plays him?

Just a thought!!
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2:26PM on 08/18/2010

darqjade said it best

u have to have a sick sense of humor and be a fan of kick-ass to understand why deadpool is so awesome
u have to have a sick sense of humor and be a fan of kick-ass to understand why deadpool is so awesome
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2:11PM on 08/18/2010

i will flat out not see Green Lantern

what, you were expecting some condition. I just don't really care. DEADPOOL RULZ.
what, you were expecting some condition. I just don't really care. DEADPOOL RULZ.
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1:31PM on 08/18/2010
Please for the love of god, if your not doing Dead Pool right away do Sin City 2. For fuck sake I was graduating from grade school when the first one came out. Please get it done!!!
Please for the love of god, if your not doing Dead Pool right away do Sin City 2. For fuck sake I was graduating from grade school when the first one came out. Please get it done!!!
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1:46PM on 08/18/2010
Thank you for upping my prozac doesage for the day by making me feel older than dirt.
Thank you for upping my prozac doesage for the day by making me feel older than dirt.
2:37PM on 08/18/2010
Ditto. Class of 2004 here.
Ditto. Class of 2004 here.
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1:13PM on 08/18/2010
Tidbit: Deadpool is like the Kill Bill of comics, that said I realy hope they get Rodriguez for the project!
Tidbit: Deadpool is like the Kill Bill of comics, that said I realy hope they get Rodriguez for the project!
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1:13PM on 08/18/2010

Double vision!

So RR is going to be The Green Lantern AND Deadpool? Seems like maybe they could have sat around the drawing board a little more especially since Deadpool kind of got taken out of the picture in that abortion "Wolverine" The jury is still out on this decision.
So RR is going to be The Green Lantern AND Deadpool? Seems like maybe they could have sat around the drawing board a little more especially since Deadpool kind of got taken out of the picture in that abortion "Wolverine" The jury is still out on this decision.
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12:49PM on 08/18/2010

EXTRA TIDBIT

if you have a sick sense of humor and totally enjoyed Kick Ass, you'll understand why we love Deadpool
if you have a sick sense of humor and totally enjoyed Kick Ass, you'll understand why we love Deadpool
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12:41PM on 08/18/2010
Matthew Vaughn should just direct it.
Matthew Vaughn should just direct it.
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12:02PM on 08/18/2010
With Brittany Murphy dead (her character was in more stories),Mickey not wanting to return, and Bruce not coming back for this one, I can kinda wait a bit longer
With Brittany Murphy dead (her character was in more stories),Mickey not wanting to return, and Bruce not coming back for this one, I can kinda wait a bit longer
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11:42AM on 08/18/2010
I'm getting a bad feeling that Sin City 2 will never be made. At least not until 2 more Spy Kids sequels come out.
I'm getting a bad feeling that Sin City 2 will never be made. At least not until 2 more Spy Kids sequels come out.
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11:39AM on 08/18/2010
I never understood the fascination with Robert Rodriguez. All the movies that this man makes are crap.
I never understood the fascination with Robert Rodriguez. All the movies that this man makes are crap.
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11:44AM on 08/18/2010
Don't place the blame for your lack of taste on the director.
Don't place the blame for your lack of taste on the director.
12:32PM on 08/18/2010
Rodriguez makes crap???? Example to me what crap, besides SpyKids and Sharboy & Lavagirl were crap??
Rodriguez makes crap???? Example to me what crap, besides SpyKids and Sharboy & Lavagirl were crap??
12:51PM on 08/18/2010
you should read his bio. He's a self-made auteur who did it his way.
you should read his bio. He's a self-made auteur who did it his way.
1:04PM on 08/18/2010
You did this for attention didn't you? What Rodriguez does it is makes bad movies good.
You did this for attention didn't you? What Rodriguez does it is makes bad movies good.
2:50PM on 08/18/2010
Anyone else also find it amusing that this guy chose the screen name "dquaid". Either he's a fan of a godawful actor in godawful movies, or he IS the godawful actor from godawful movies.
Anyone else also find it amusing that this guy chose the screen name "dquaid". Either he's a fan of a godawful actor in godawful movies, or he IS the godawful actor from godawful movies.
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11:03AM on 08/18/2010
I love Deadpool, I think it's something to do with the guy being a total wiseass, being cocky, and cracking jokes, but being able to back it all up and kick ass, plus he breaks the forth wall! Can't see this getting made with Reynolds and Rodriguez. Sin City 2 is taking him how long now? And Reynolds seems attached to just about everything out there.
I love Deadpool, I think it's something to do with the guy being a total wiseass, being cocky, and cracking jokes, but being able to back it all up and kick ass, plus he breaks the forth wall! Can't see this getting made with Reynolds and Rodriguez. Sin City 2 is taking him how long now? And Reynolds seems attached to just about everything out there.
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11:02AM on 08/18/2010
Rodriguez has always been a master at working with popular actor's hectic schedules while they're busy with other stuff going on. If anyone can squeeze a Deadpool flick out of Reynolds while all this other crap is going on, it's him.
Rodriguez has always been a master at working with popular actor's hectic schedules while they're busy with other stuff going on. If anyone can squeeze a Deadpool flick out of Reynolds while all this other crap is going on, it's him.
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1:06PM on 08/18/2010
I agree, plus who else in Hollywood can shoot a film in less time and still retain quality than R.R.?!
I agree, plus who else in Hollywood can shoot a film in less time and still retain quality than R.R.?!
10:39AM on 08/18/2010
I never understood the Deadpool appeal either, and I think they should go with someone else beyond Reynolds.
I never understood the Deadpool appeal either, and I think they should go with someone else beyond Reynolds.
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11:08AM on 08/18/2010
Someone mentioned Sean William Scott in one of the other articles. After thinking about it I think he could also be a pretty damn good fit. He's very athletic and fits the profile, and has fantastic comedic timing.
Someone mentioned Sean William Scott in one of the other articles. After thinking about it I think he could also be a pretty damn good fit. He's very athletic and fits the profile, and has fantastic comedic timing.
12:31PM on 08/18/2010
I think the major appeal of Deadpool is he constantly breaks the fourth wall.....that's all I can see that's that appealing in him.
I think the major appeal of Deadpool is he constantly breaks the fourth wall.....that's all I can see that's that appealing in him.
10:30AM on 08/18/2010
I'd love to see Reynolds play Deadpool again, and have it done right. I think Rodriquez could pull it off, or one of his lackeys.

And yeah, RobRod really needs to get Sin City 2 out.
I'd love to see Reynolds play Deadpool again, and have it done right. I think Rodriquez could pull it off, or one of his lackeys.

And yeah, RobRod really needs to get Sin City 2 out.
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10:21AM on 08/18/2010
Pick someone else to play Deadpool, let Rodriguez direct Sin City 2 and move on.
Pick someone else to play Deadpool, let Rodriguez direct Sin City 2 and move on.
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10:31AM on 08/18/2010
Agreed. However, I think Rodriguez has already gone on record stating Sin City 2 will be his next project. Someone correct me if I'm wrong...
Agreed. However, I think Rodriguez has already gone on record stating Sin City 2 will be his next project. Someone correct me if I'm wrong...
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