Rodriguez To “Deadpool” No Longer?

“Predators” and “Machete” helmer Robert Rodriguez may not be directing the “Wolverine” spinoff film “Deadpool” for 20th Century Fox after all due to scheduling issues reports Deadline.

Fox had hoped to start production on the film around Spring next year with star Ryan Reynolds and Rodriguez in talks to get behind the camera. However both have heavily booked schedules with Rodriguez currently promoting “Machete” and getting production underway on “Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World” which begins shooting next month.

Rodriguez says they’re trying to shoot during a small window in everyone’s schedules next year, but he’ll likely be busy with ‘Kids’ at that time and so “if they push it back, it would be a lot better for me.”

Reynolds meanwhile has numerous commitments including the Denzel Washington thriller “Safe House”, the comic adaptation “R.I.P.D.”, and promotional tours for “Green Lantern”. Best guess is that Fox will likely move on and seek other potential directors.