Not that he has enough in development projects of his own to choose from, Robert Rodriguez has been offered the director’s chair for Twentieth Century Fox’s X-Men spinoff Deadpool. According to Playlist, who broke the story, Rodriguez is considering the offer and hasn’t entered in to negotiations with the studio for the job. The offer is being taken as a sign that the studio is happy with the producing job that Rodriguez did for their reboot of the Predator franchise coming next month.
Ryan Reynolds has been attached to the project for a while to star as the title character, a wisecracking super-powered mercenary. Although it is spinning out of last summer’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the screenplay by Zombieland scripters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick reportedly ignores the events of that film. Would that we all could.
Personally, I think that Rodriguez will pass. He already turned down the studio when they recently offered him directorial duties on their Planet Of The Apes reboot Caeser. Currently, the director will be shooting Spy Kids 4: Armageddon this summer and is looking at starting up his long postponed science-fiction thriller Nervewrackers after that.