I’ve had some time to mull over the possiblity of Robert Rodriguez helming the Deadpool project, and here is what I came up with: I don’t like it.
Deadpool, or The Merc with the Mouth as he is known by his adoring fans, started off as a rip-offf of Deathstroke, but has evolved into a really great character in his own right. And I just don’t see Rodriguez pulling this off.
You see, I drank the Robert Rodriguez Kool-aid a long time ago, (it’s in the same aisle as the Tarantino, and Kevin Smith flavors). I bought in to his whole Rebel Without a Crew schtick (litterly, I have the hard cover). But his career has been hit and miss, I could give you a break down of which ones I liked and which I didn’t, but you already know which ones sucked. I just don’t understand how people excuse him time and again for making bad films. Someone please stop him from making Spy Kids 4!
I just feel that his style would not play to what the movie would need. I don’t want to see a Deadpool movie made in a green screen warehouse in Austin. It needs to be rough and gritty with practical effects. A huge spectacle, big explosions!
What Rodriguez does best is talk. Talk about how much he loves movies and comics and we eat it up. He had everybody drooling in anticipation for Predators, and then we get a mediocre rip-off of the original. Now I know he didn’t direct that one, he hired a Nimrod for that.
I just don’t trust a director that has had a ‘D’ career with a potential ‘A’ franchise. Oh, and I no longer drink Kool-Aid, of any flavor.