Scheduling Conflicts May Prevent Robert Rodriguez from Directing DEADPOOL

     August 30, 2010

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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.

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