Tim Miller, who has done special effects work on X-Men, X2, Daredevil, and more, has been tapped to direct the Deadpool movie. 20th Century Fox has also closed a deal with attached star Ryan Reynolds to produce the film. This marks the directorial debut for the VFX artist and helps the studio keep pace with Warner Bros. and all that The Dark Knight Rises hoopla.
Legendary producer Lauren Schuler Donner says of the X-Men Origins spinoff, "It's a total reboot. We're either going to pretend that [X-Men Origins: Wolverine] didn't happen, or mock it, which he [Deadpool] could do. It's insane, it's definitely comedy. But it's a [rated] R script, it's really irreverent and violent." Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are responsible for all the fourth-wall-breaking that will be taking place in Wade Wilson's World.
Before Reynolds riddles off one-liners in Deadpool, audience will see him suit up as Hal Jordan in Martin Campbell's live-action adaptation of Green Lantern on June 17.
Do you think fans will have to worry about the talkative mercenary's name being sullied? Or has Deadpool finally found its footing?