Robert Rodriguez 'Deadpool' Rumors Heat Up!

DeadpoolBack in June, reports circulated that Robert Rodriguez was offered the "Deadpool" movie starring Ryan Reynolds in the title role. Although Rodriguez confirmed to MTV News at Comic-Con that he had read an early draft of the script, further information has been hard to come by... until now.

According to The Los Angeles Times, discussions between Fox and Rodriguez have advanced "beyond the casual discussion stage" and have moved on to negotiating deal points. If Rodriguez does agree to direct "Deadpool," it would be after he finishes "Spy Kids 4."

Earlier this year, "Zombieland" screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick signed on to write the script for "Deadpool." Shortly thereafter, Reynolds revealed to MTV News that he was collaborating with the duo to capture the tone of the original "Deadpool" comics.

When asked by MTV News what he thought about the "Deadpool" script by Reese and Wernick, Rodriguez said "it was really good."

"[Reynolds] had some really great ideas," continued Rodriguez. "I liked his ideas and his passion for that project."

Also at Comic-Con, Reynolds reaffirmed his commitment to the project and emphatically stated his belief that Deadpool is not a superhero.

"First off, Deadpool is not a superhero and he would stab you in the thorax if he heard you say that," said Reynolds. "I don't think I've ever said anything geekier than that in my entire life."

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