Although not yet attached to the project, director Robert Rodriguez is already endorsing 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool. In a recent interview with Hero Complex, Rodriguez said of the Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick screenplay, “It’s a great script and a great property.” In regards to his potential involvement, the director admitted to having taken part in meetings with 20th Century Fox about directing the film. However, he remained steadfast that nothing is official and that his next directorial effort is still very much up in the air.
While Deadpool is obviously one possibility for Rodriguez, he claimed that two other projects are also in play. Hit the jump for more.
Though the article described the director as being “gung ho about Deadpool,” Rodriguez maintained that his next film will be one of the following three: the aforementioned Deadpool, the long-discussed Sin City 2, or a third film which he declined to name (potentially the futuristic thriller Nerveracker that Dimension announced last year). No word on whether or not Ryan Reynolds’ now questionable presence will have any affect on his interest in directing Marvel’s favorite mercenary.
Rodriguez recently finished the final sound mix for the upcoming Machete, which hits theaters in a few weeks on September 3rd.