Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Deadpool gets a Director.

Tim Miller has worked as a visual effects artist on some big-budget films, including X-Men and X2. Now, according to Deadline, he'll step into the director's chair for X-Men Origins: Deadpool, based on the Marvel character last seen on screen in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Ryan Reynolds (who stars in the upcoming Green Lantern movie) is expected to reprise his role as Wade Wilson, a wisecracking mercenary with healing powers nicknamed "The Merc with a Mouth."

Unsurprisingly, Miller was not among those mentioned by comic creator Rob Liefeld when he listed his picks to direct the movie last December. Previously rumored helmers include Robert Rodriguez and Swedish commercial and music video director Adam Berg.

Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are writing the script, produced by Lauren Shuler Donner. There's no start date yet, but since Darren Aronofsky's departure from Wolverine has left that film without a director, Deadpool could be the next Marvel movie in the pipeline for Fox.

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