This is “catching up” stuff, but word around the collective campfire is that the (recently denied) rumors of Robert Rodriguez being courted to direct Deadpool are in fact true, and LA Time goes so far as to say that the conversation has “moved beyond the casual discussion stage and into the more substantive realm of deal points.”

There’s still not much to the story until something get signed or announced, of course, but the logic checks out- Fox seems to be pleased with the performance of the Rodriguez-guided Predators and the director is reportedly looking for something blockbusterish to follow up the upcoming Machete and his in-development Spy Kids: Again With This Shit.

Remember that the script for Deadpool was written by Zombieland scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernichave, and that Ryan Reynolds, somehow someway, is still considered a lock for the role.  

Look out for more when something meaningful happens.


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