There’s still a lot up in the air about the Deadpool film, but things got a lot more real today when Deadline reported that Tim Miller is officially on board as director of the 20th Century Fox picture.
Who is Tim Miller, you ask? He’s a visual effects artist who worked on X-Men and X2, known to many X-Men fans as “the good X-Men movies.” His IMDb also lists credits on Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Daredevil, and Gigli (yes). Deadline says the film’s title is X-Men Origins: Deadpool, reflecting 2009′s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which featured the first on-screen appearance of Merc with a Mouth Wade Wilson.
Ryan Reynolds played Deadpool in that film, and spoke of the possibility of starring in a Deadpool movie last week during the Green Lantern panel at WonderCon in San Francisco, saying that he couldn’t really comment much since there were so many unknowns, but if he were to be involved in it, it would be done the “right way — hard R.”