Deadpool Writers & Ryan Reynolds’ Director Choice

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 1st, 2013 at 3:45 pm,

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.

Who would you like to see write and direct Deadpool?

Source: Splashpage

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  1. Zombieland had a decent script for a zombie movie so I would be on board with these guys doing it. Tarantino would have been awesome but he’s right in thinking there will always be a fanboy who complains that it’s not like this or that comic. I would rather see him do something original anyway. Reynolds sounds like he’s making sure they get it right though, which is great to hear.

  2. Deadpool has to be violent and funny but I would be very disappointed if it was overly gory like a Tarrentino film. I mean it’s not needed and ultimately ruins most films for me. Blood is fine, but he takes it to far and it just bores me. I’d probably skip deadpool to be honest if he were directing unless the trailer just looked that amazing. In my opinion the guys best films are only just slightly above average. He’s very overrated.

  3. QT?? Please god no, I won’t watch the movie if he’s directing it. So I hope Reynalds is right that this isn’t his type of movie…

    It’ll be overly cheesy, really horrible acting, really cheesy action, and cartoon level gore… No thanks…

  4. Please no Tarantino, I haven’t liked a movie that he’s done since reservoir Dogs. He’s too full of himself and just gets off on having his characters say more and more stupid crap in an attempt to be clever.

  5. Yeah, but then again everyone would want Tarantino to direct their film. I’m curious to see GL, but after Wolverine, the Deadpool character is of no interest to me.

    In a way, isnt this a conflict of interests for Reynolds, doing a major DC film and a Marvel one too?

  6. Blood splatter and blood on his weapons is not gore and that’s allt their needs to be. We don’t need to see skin peeled back, guts, or anything of that nature.

  7. @Ken J

    Are you not a Tarantino fan???

  8. @DrSamBeckett

    Whatever gives you that idea??? lol

  9. @Ken J

    Dunno really. Ha!

    Seriously though?

  10. I liked Pulp Fiction the first time I watched it, and Reservoir Dogs, but other than that, everything else he has made have been crap in my opinion…

  11. Oh.

    I’m a big Tarantino fan, I know it may come as a surprise that I like anything!

  12. ohh this is sweet, looks like no one really really loves QT hehehe you guys are right that he’s overrated and full of himself, his movies arent even that good (except maybe pulp fiction)
    if he where to direct deadpool i dont think anyone would watch it (even the marvel staff and stan lee will probably dog it)
    its good to know that that creep is staying right away from a good comic character

  13. In a complete polar opposite to the last comment, I would only go and see this movie if QT directed it. The guy is a legend!

  14. Just done readin X-Force Annual #1 and they had this amazing lil backstory of Deadpool. I like to see that kind of Humor in the Movie. This has to be part Comedy part Actionfilm. Everything else would fail to hard at the audience. But it should be goory at some points…just to remind the audience that this guy is in fact a dangerous freak.

  15. That’s too bad Ken. I dug the Kill Bills and liked Inglourious Basterds as well.

  16. It seems disappointing that Tarantino isn’t all that interested. He is the god of horror/comedy films and would do Deadpool the justice he deserves. I hope he reconsiders.

  17. QT is an overrated jack@ss whose movies are all the same. Gore, over-done, unrealistic action and excessive amounts of swearing. Thank GOD that he’s not on board with either GL or Deadpool because there is no way in HELL I would go see those movies if he directed them.

    I can’t believe I agreed with BOTH Ken J and Daniel F!! LOL!!

  18. Tarantino is great at what he does. He likes to create his own characters and do his own thing. Even his “bad” movies were good. I’m not surprised you complainers don’t like him though. And this is coming from people who constantly complain about Hollywood always rebooting franchises instead of coming up with original ideas.

  19. I’m with M-Cat on this one.

    I actually cannot believe there is such a hate for QT.

  20. DrSam wrote: “In a way, isnt this a conflict of interests for Reynolds, doing a major DC film and a Marvel one too?”

    I don’t see it that way. If they Deadpool right, we shouldn’t even see Reynolds face except MAYBE for early in the movie. Of course Fox doing any CBM right is a stretch, even though Reynolds seems pretty passionate about the character.

  21. @Ink

    if thats the case why have Reynolds at all? It is the current superhero trend to have them as unmasked as possible, with the possible exception of TDK where he keeps his mask on the whole time.

    They want a huge star to be seen

  22. I had a feeling QT wouldn’t be up for it, but I respect him for that. At least someone in Hollywood still makes original films, but that’s not to say I don’t like superhero movies… because I definitely do! I would love the Zombieland guys to write the script for Deadpool! It needs to have action and it needs to be funny, but the problem is I bet they’d have to keep it PG-13 to mesh with the other X-Men films and because of the recent purchase by Disney. They would be a good choice though, as for directing… I’m not sure! My picks are always Tim Burton or Steven Spielberg but this movie wouldn’t be right for either of them. I’m excited for this movie though, and Green Lantern as well! I like the idea of Deadpool breaking the fourth wall and interacting with the audience. That will make for a much better theater experience, and I can’t think of any other recent films that have done that besides maybe Toy Story and Toy Story 2 in 3D during the intermission. I can picture this already though, and Ryan Reynolds will be perfect as both Deadpool AND Green Lantern! Any chance for a crossover?? I doubt it, but that sure would be a neat Easter egg.

  23. Tarrantino is awesome, but I think he’s a little too big for comic book movies, and his style of awesomeness is quite different to Deadpools awesomness.

  24. I can’t believe anyone actually LIKES Tarantino’s films. Even his supposed “best” picture, Pulp Fiction, sucked IMO. As for original ideas, all his films are the same. Overuse of gore, swearing, smoking and overstylized action sequences. I’d be happy if I never even had to see another Tarantino TRAILER, much less film.

  25. @M-Cat…

    Malkovich as the Vulture is good casting, but I really can’t believe they want to bring such a boring character to the screen instead of Lizard, Electro, Rhino, etc. And the idea of the Vulturess? UGH. Hathaway as Felicia Hardy doesn’t work for me.

  26. Andy S

    yeah Raimi obviously hasn’t learned a thing. He’s turning into McG.

  27. DrSam

    I agree about Pulp Fiction. It’s one of the most influential movies of all time. It changed the way many movies are made and even brought some actors careers back to life.

  28. @DRSam

    I believe i said IF they do Deadpool right you wouldn’t see Reynolds. And then I stated my lack of faith in FOX in doing it “right.” I can’t be any clearer than that.