Two drafts into their work on Deadpool, Rhett Reece and Paul Wernick still wait for a director to be hired so they can continue to craft the story and script. The film will see the anti-hero before he was Deadpool, and we’ll see the disfigured and mentally unstable mercenary both masked and scarred. It’s essentially a balancing act, given that part of the film’s marquee draw will be the handsome face of Ryan Reynolds.
Of the basic approach to the character, Reese said,
"Ultimately, I think despite how fun he is in the now, we really did want to explore how he became that way and why he became that way, we definitely delve into that… He’s a warped character, and that’s why he’s so fun to write… He’s completely crazy. That’s the joy of writing him. You don’t have to place any limits on decorum, or what might pop into his head, what reference he might make to pop culture. He’ll go anywhere and say anything and that’s the joy of writing him. So we really enjoy that but we also did enjoy exploring a little bit of his origin."
The Project has lulled somewhat since its screenplay leaked online a few weeks back and Robert Rodriguez who was closely linked to the project left for Sin City 2. Adam Berg has recently been attached to replace Rodriguez but nothing official has been confirmed.