Can You Guess Which Fan Favorite Director Once Passed On The Deadpool Movie?
As we all know, the Deadpool movie has been in development hell for years. The movie’s script by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese leaked onto the web and was met with an overwhelmingly positive response from folks who decided to read it over. At one time VFX artist Tim Miller was hired to make his directorial debut with the long-awaited film. While we know what’s happened in the years since the movie was first announced, tonight we learn one interesting detail about what might have been. It turns out one director some fans had thrown around for the movie actually passed on it at one time.
In a quick Twitter Q&A before catching a flight, Edgar Wright fielded fan questions about any and everything. Wright cracked wise with most of his responses and continued to thank fans for watching The World’s End, but he did answer one question a lot of people will find interesting. When asked if he would ever do a Deadpool movie, the director who will next be taking on Ant-Man revealed that he had actually been offered the Regenerating Degenerate at one time but didn’t take it.
@Tayter57 Exclusive: I actually passed on that movie.
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) September 2, 2013
I’ve seen Wright‘s name thrown around a lot when Deadpool article pop up. Some fans think his style of humor and action would be a good fit for the Merc with a Mouth. Well it turns out Fox thought he was a good fit at one point in time as well. Wright passed and is instead taking on Ant-Man. Deadpool is still in the works. 8 minutes of test footage has been shot and every day fans hope it will be released. With Fox starting to move ahead with other Marvel films, hopefully Deadpool will become a priority again. What do you think? Do you wish Wright would have taken on Deadpool or are you happy he’s finally tackling Ant-Man?
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