After weeks of deflecting questions about his involvement in Marvel's "Deadpool" spin-off, it would appear that Robert Rodriguez is in the process of just ironing out the details.
Rodriguez is in talks to direct the "Wolverine" spin-off starring Ryan Reynolds as a wisecracking mercenary, reported 24 Frames. This comes a little more than a week after Rodriguez begged off when asked about the project.
"They sent me a script to read, [but] I've been really swamped with this other stuff. 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 or not is the question right now," he told MTV.
A smart-alec guy running around with a couple of swords? Yeah, Rodriguez could do that. But the idea of Green Lantern playing Deadpool seems less than ideal.
Rodriguez most recently produced the well-received if little-seen "Predators," but the wildly over-the-top trailers and poster art for his upcoming grind house homage "Machete," out Sept. 3, have been getting the fanboys pumped.