While it was only a rumor back in December, it looks like Fox has finally tapped writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wenick, who are most notably the writers of 2009’s hit Zombieland, to pen the upcoming Deadpool film — which is spun off from last year’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
While Ryan Reynolds is already committed to play Green Lantern for DC and Warner Bros, he is allegedly still signed on to return as the Merc With the Mouth. According to Variety, this contract may mean that the film is on the way, just no word on when:
There is no timetable on the Marvel property, though Reynolds has a window after wrapping the “Green Lantern” this summer. Reynolds has been bulking up to play the DC Comics’ hero “Green Lantern,” which starts lensing next month. This means he would already be in superhero shape if the script for “Deadpool” is ready by summer.
Reese and Wernick will stay true to the mythology of “Deadpool” given that Reynolds is a huge fan and protector of the property.
This is all good news coming from the Fox camp, since fans were a bit worried when Reynolds was signed as both a DC and Marvel film hero. Reese and Wenick are no strangers to the comic-to-film world, as they also penned a draft of Venom for Sony and Marvel last year.