While we heard good news on the direction Deadpool is taking – namely, a “irreverent and violent” reboot of the character, more in line with the fourth-wall breaking comics – we still haven’t heard anything about a director on the project. At one point, Robert Rodriguez was set to sit in the chair, but backed out due to scheduling conflicts. Then Swedish commercial director Adam Berg was set to direct, but that fell through too.
Now, we know that the name Twentieth Century Fox wants to put on this major “reboot” is Tim Miller. Who, you rightfully ask? Miller actually has no directing credits to his name, but he’s worked as a visual effects artist on X-Men, X-Men 2, and Daredevil, as well as serving as creative director on Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. So he’s at least familiar with the X-Men franchise, but there’s a big difference between doing visual effects and directing a film.
It’s impossible to tell what kind of a choice Miller will be, but at least he’ll be able to work off a script by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Here’s hoping his addition to the X-Men films doesn’t end up like X-Men Origins: Wolverine.[via Screen Rant]