While Robert Rodriguez's take on "Deadpool" could make for one very interesting comic book flick, the "Machete" director says that rumors he might direct Ryan Reynolds in the film are still nothing but rumors, even if he has read an early script for the film.
"It was really good," Rodriguez told MTV News at Comic-Con in San Diego. "It wasn't supposed to be sent out — it was one of those early drafts. They were probably like, 'Robert just finished "Predators," let's see what he thinks at this early stage' ... I got an early sneak peek at it."
It was a script that Reynolds was heavily involved in helping develop. "He had some really great ideas. Ryan is cool," Rodriguez said. "I liked his ideas and his passion for that project."
So does that mean that Rodriguez is close to signing on to work on the film? Well, he's certainly not saying no. "They sent me a script to read, [but] I've been really swamped with this other stuff," Rodriguez said. "I've not decided whether — anything I do would be after 'Spy Kids' — that gives some breathing room. So whether or not I would help develop it is the question right now."
Speaking of right now, Rodriguez is busy putting the final touches on his latest film, the Lindsay Lohan-starring "Machete." "Her character has a really good arc, so that surprises people," the director explained. "You'll see it, and you'll go, 'OK, I can see why they chose Lindsay to play this part,' and then by the end, you're like, 'Wow, she's turned into somebody else completely.' Everyone sort of becomes this iconic character that could go on to be in their own movie. That's kind of what I wanted."
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