Robert Rodriguez may not be telling the tale of the “Merc’ with the Mouth”. Deadline reports that Fox wants Rodriguez to helm the X-Men Origins: Wolverine spinoff Deadpool starring Ryan Reynolds, but scheduling is the major issue. Both Reynolds and Rodriguez are busy gents and there’s difficult finding a window when they’re both available. Reynolds is attached to numerous projects (just last night we reported that he had signed on to co-star with Bradley Cooper in buddy-cop action-comedy) and is planning to shoot Safe House with Denzel Washington early next year. As for Rodriguez, he’s got Spy Kids 4 on his plate. He tells Deadline, “If they push it back, it would be a lot better for me.” Of course, then the question becomes whether pushing it back would be a lot better for Reynolds.
Rodriguez’ new film, Machete, opens Friday and stars Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Jeff Fahey, and Robert De Niro.