Deadpool to be scripted by Zombieland writers


6th January 2010

Ryan Reynolds is one step closer to achieving his dream role as the wise-cracking Deadpool now that Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have signed on for scripting duties.

There were many things wrong with Wolverine's first solo outing: the over-explosive CGI, the shoe-horning of multiple mutant cameos, the fact that they couldn't even get his sodding claws to look real, and so on.

One issue that caused the most mixed responses though was Ryan Reynolds as a pre-Deadpool Wade Wilson. Cracking funnies while swinging blades - you either loved him or you thought he was the most sacrilegious take on a fan-favourite character since young Darth Vader cried "Yippee!"

But now everything is gearing up for a Deadpool spin-off movie that promises to be true to its comic-book roots, including his disfigured form, the trademark superhero costume and, of course, the frequent breaking of the fourth wall. If you don't know what that means, Google it. Then Google 'retard'.

The good news is that the addition of Zombieland scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick means that the movie has more chance of actually being a cool mix of action and funny, rather than an irritating smugfest as our hero chats to the camera while he fights. Did I mention this was good news?

The bad news is that no one is attached to direct as yet, Reynolds is still busy filming DC's The Green Lantern and, of course, the writers still have to produce a script before anything else goes forward. We're talking a couple of years at least.

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