‘Deadpool’ may lock and load with unknown Swedish director

Oct. 27, 2010 | 9:57 a.m.

Our sister blog 24 Frames, a must-read for Hollywood scoops, has some insider info on the “Deadpool” director job… 

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Ryan Reynolds (Jay Clendenin/Los Angeles Times)

The story that’s unfolded around who will direct “Deadpool,” the Ryan Reynolds movie based on the Marvel anti-hero, has been almost as colorful as anything that appeared in the comic book itself. Robert Rodriguez was going to helm it, then he wasn’t, then he was, and now he’s not.  But sources familiar with the project say a new name has emerged for the director’s chair, and it’s an unconventional one: Adam Berg, a heretofore little-known Swedish commercial and video director. Berg has never directed a feature before, but he gained plenty of acclaim with  “Carousel,” a stylish short (you can check it out below) made for Philips Electronics that won the prestigious Cannes Lions International Advertising prize…


— Steve Zeitchik


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10 Responses to ‘Deadpool’ may lock and load with unknown Swedish director

  1. BBB says:

    Is'nt there anyone else to play deadpool other than the green lantern. come on people use your imagination and find some new fresh face other than a B lister.

    • vashsunglasses says:

      BBB you’re so wrong it’s not even funny. Ryan Reynolds is practically canon. In the Deadpool comics they said that Deadpool looks like “Ryan Reynolds crossed with a shar pei”. And this was years ago, before this movie was even conceived of.

    • Dingo says:

      BBB if you remember way back to '09 Reynolds played Wade Wilson/Deadpool in the Wolverine Origins movie, granted the writers soul raped Deadpool into nothing resembling himself, but point is he was Deadpool before the Green Lantern, and he was freaking awesome as Wade.

    • Art says:

      I agree with BBB – I want to see new faces for super hero's. I'm going to get burnt out seeing Chris Evans and Ryan Reynolds in every super hero flick. Who will Reynolds play next… Aquaman or the Flash… then what happens if there's a Justice League movie and Reynolds is the Green Lantern and Aquaman or the Flash! You're on the edge Reynolds!

  2. Wikus says:

    Ryan REynolds, he's not the flash, he's not the bat, he's the pool-man! and this guy Berg, he's fantastic, Im excited and think we can expect something really interesting from these guys

  3. BBB says:

    this is outrageous that ryan reynolds is to play another super hero. enough already, isn't there anyone else in the acting profession who can play deadpool other than ryan reynolds or an Australian actor. don't we have any American actors worthy of this role. it seems that people are dead set on reynalds playing every super hero just like chris evans. why don't the higher ups get a clue that there are other American actors out here who can play the part as well. who's next Aquaman?

  4. Jezza says:

    Get off it BBB, Ryan Renolds is the PERFECT choice for Deadpool, regardless of the fact he's played another superhero. There is such a thing known as "suspension of belief".

    Most people have a high enough IQ to differentiate between The Green Lantern and Deadpool. If you can't make that distinction that's you're problem.

    Ryan is a quality actor, who possess the necessary qualities that make up Deadpool. If you don't like it, don't watch. The solution is very simple considering the majority of Deadpool fans are actually happy with the actor choice.

  5. tornadoknight says:

    Ryan Reynolds as Superman!

    (And no. He looks nothing like Burt Reynolds at all. Yeah right.)

  6. Nomad93 says:

    HAHAHAHAHA Ryan Reynolds a 'quality actor'. I needed a good laugh this morning.

  7. deadpool says:

    I agree,Ryan Reynolds WOULD have been a good fit for it,but he is Hannibal King and now the G.L….too much I say,give it to someone else

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