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Zombieland Writers To Pen Deadpool?
Reese and Wernick make theirs Marvel

08 December 2009  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: CHUD

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 Devin Faraci over at CHUD has received a hot tip (oh, please…) that Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the writers of the wonderful Zombieland, may be about to close a deal to have a stab at Fox’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine spin-off, Deadpool. Or, to give it its presumed full title, X-Men Origins: Wolverine Origins: Deadpool (X-Men)

Now, nothing’s set in stone just yet, but if this happens – and Devin thinks it’s very possible – our excitement levels for Deadpool just kicked up a notch. Zombieland was more fun than a flock of Go Go Hamsters, in large part to the wry dialogue and characterisations crafted by Reese and Wernick.

Imagine the non-stop babbling of Jesse Eisenberg’s Columbus combined with the bad-ass one-liners of Woody Harrelson’s Tallahassee, and you’ve got pretty much the perfect recipe for Deadpool, the Merc With A Mouth (that won’t be sewn shut this time), played by Ryan Reynolds. This, given Reynolds’ way with a witticism, is a very good thing indeed.

It’s very early days yet, especially with Reynolds on Green Lantern duty, but if this brings Deadpool one inch closer to wiping out the bad taste left in Empire’s collective mouth by that Weapon X abomination, then we applaud the hiring-to-be of Reese and Wernick. Do you...?


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RE: please no
L: GrimLock Didn't think the script for zombieland was very good anyway, here's an idea why don't they let Ryan Reynolds script what comes out of wade's mouth? Reynolds seems like a funny guy on and off camera. sp; I loved Zombieland so I'm optimistic about this news but I have to second this sentiment, I think an improvised, naturally flowing sarcasm would be totally in keeping with the real Deadpool     More

Posted by motleyangel at 16:07 on 29 December 2009 | Report This Post

RE: please no
Didn't think the script for zombieland was very good anyway, here's an idea why don't they let Ryan Reynolds script what comes out of wade's mouth? Reynolds seems like a funny guy on and off camera. More

Posted by GrimLock at 20:59 on 08 December 2009 | Report This Post

RE: please no
L: mtbailey18 I have no idea why anyone in their right minds could possibly have liked "wolverine". I have a Jack Russell terrier who could have made a better moviesp; Never underestimate the power of the JRTs. More

Posted by CORLEONE at 15:03 on 08 December 2009 | Report This Post

RE: please no
L: mtbailey18 I have no idea why anyone in their right minds could possibly have liked "wolverine". I have a Jack Russell terrier who could have made a better movie, so why I ask are they making a spinoff of a spinoff, especially one that was so terrible. t's not really a "spinoff of a spinoff", these characters already exist in their own right, and the chance to bring Deadpool to the screen shouldn't  be dismissed as such. He is a genius character, and to assume that the errors (v More

Posted by Youshouldberunning at 13:59 on 08 December 2009 | Report This Post

Please yes.
News that decent writers are taking a shot at this is very welcome, and goes some way to allaying fears I had that this movie just wouldn't happen now that Reynolds is on Green Lantern. More

Posted by sowasred2012 at 09:39 on 08 December 2009 | Report This Post

please no
I have no idea why anyone in their right minds could possibly have liked "wolverine". I have a Jack Russell terrier who could have made a better movie, so why I ask are they making a spinoff of a spinoff, especially one that was so terrible. More

Posted by mtbailey18 at 05:34 on 08 December 2009 | Report This Post

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