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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

As reported back in June, Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Predators) was approached by Marvel and 20th Century Fox on directing the movie adaptation of the comedic mercenary Deadpool, who will be played by Ryan Reynolds.

Rodriguez let slip today to MTV that he was recently sent the early draft of the Deadpool script, written by Zombieland scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The studio heads had apparently taken notice of the director following his finished work on Predators. However, Rodriguez insists that even with the studio's increased interest with him taking the role that he is still tied down with other projects including the fourth Spy Kids film and a possible Sin City sequel.

Regardless of whether he will end up directing, Rodriguez is incredibly positive about the direction the film is taking at the moment. The director claimed that the current treatment for the Merc with a Mouth was "really good". He also confirmed that Deadpool will in fact break the fourth wall and speak to the audience repeatedly throughout the movie. Rodriguez was also supportive of Ryan Reynolds, who helped to draft the script, role in the production.


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