Forget about what you saw in X-Men Origins: Wolverine
. So says producer Lauren Shuler Donner.
In an interview with Empire Online, the X-Men
series producer said her Deadpool
spin-off will, as previously reported, reboot the character. "I want to ignore the version of Deadpool that we saw in Wolverine
and just start over again. Reboot it," she explained. "Because this guy talks, obviously, and to muzzle him would be insane."
Shuler Donner said she sees no problem with Ryan Reynolds playing both Deadpool and the title role in Green Lantern
, citing Harrison Ford as an actor who appeared in multiple franchises at the same time. She also confirmed that Deadpool will break the fourth wall in the movie, as Reynolds himself had previously suggested, although she wasn't too sure how much 20th Century Fox was going to let them get away with.
"It's going to be a dark, snarky, very funny movie. It's the hardest story to tell, I think. There's no clear cut villain -- though you do have great baddies from the comic-books like Black Tom, Slayback, Blind Al and the Weasel," she promised, adding, "We're right in the thick of talking to writers right now, and hopefully by November we'll have decided who's going to do it. We need someone really imaginative because we want to do some really innovative, ambitious stuff."