Two weeks back we reported on a Ryan Reynolds interview from MTV where they talked about the actor’s success throughout 2009 and the two major comic book films he is signed on for: Green Lantern and Deadpool.
Now, MTV Splashpage has put up another part of that interview where Reynolds discusses finding a screenwriter(s) to pen the X-Men Origins: Deadpool script as well as who his ideal director for the project would be, and how that choice just so happens to link to that other comic book movie he’s starring in: Green Lantern.
Check out what Reynolds has to say below.
“You think directors for a movie like this and you immediately picture [Quentin] Tarantino or somebody like that… Obviously Tarantino is a guy that likes to direct his own material, so there’s a good chance he wouldn’t be the guy. We all have our lists of dream directors.”
Interestingly enough, Tarantino revealed a few days ago to MTV News that he was offered the Green Lantern movie a while ago before there was a script, but he declined. How cool would that have been? Instead, Tarantino would like to do his own original work, so if he did a comic book movie, it wouldn’t be based on a character(s) he created himself:
“It wouldn’t be an existing comic book character… I’m a writer. I’d want to use my imagination and not have to fight with geeks’ memories of how this character should be and, ‘Oh, I cast an actor as opposed to a bodybuilder’ or it’s not as good as the way [DC Comics artist] Neal Adams drew him.’ If I were to do something like that, I would want the fun of coming up with the superhero myself.”
Going back to Reynolds and that status of the Deadpool movie,
“I think at this point everyone’s just focused on getting the right script and the right tone and the right writer involved and I think from there, the world’s your oyster… If you get that right, you’re going to get an amazing director.”
He continues to reveal that there have been a lot of meetings with writers, who each have something unique to bring to the movie. They’re working on that still and he’s hopeful that something can be announced officially sooner rather than later.
There’s nothing official on what writers are being looked at, but going by a potential scoop from CHUD, Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick could be the chosen pair to write Deadpool for Fox Studios.
Although just a rumor, I would be in full support of Reese and Wernick taking over the script-writing duties for this X-Men movie. Zombieland was well-written, very funny and full of action which all meshes perfect with what a Deadpool film should be. As for who the director could be? I’d love to see Tarantino take over a film of this sort but it won’t happen and he’s keeping himself busy with his own work.
Whoever ends up taking over the writing and directing duties will have a lot of work on their plate with having to make a quality film and representation of the character after he was completely mishandled in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and after both that movie and X-Men 3 failed amongst the critics and split the fanbase. Not to mention, bringing to life a character with such a unique personality and sense of humor and who has been confirmed to break the fourth wall in the movie and interact with the audience.
Stay tuned for more Deadpool news here at Screen Rant.
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