Ryan Reynolds isn’t the only one whose juggling of projects has been effected by the DEADPOOL movie. Robert Rodriguez (that other Double R) was also deciding whether he’d doing the Wade Wilson biopic or some other projects, namely SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD (I hope everybody notices the irony of that sub-title) or SIN CITY 2. Now, Slash Film says that Rodriguez says he’ll be taking another jaunt into the place where-you-can-find-anything-just-by-walking-down-the-right-alley after he’s done with SPY KIDS 4.
Talks of this movie have been flicking in and out like the business part of a switchblade ever since the first one came out in ’05. Judging by RR’s comments about how they're waiting to do this depending the script... I get the impression that a second movie would’ve come out almost right away if they’d just stuck to doing comic-panel-to-film-frame adaptations of the existing books. As I recall, movie #2 was going to be A DAME TO KILL FOR (probably with portions of FAMILY VALUES) while movie #3 was going to be HELL & BACK (likely with some shorts taken from BOOZE, BULLETS & BROADS.) At some point, Miller got inspired to write some brand new material for the movie that’d feature Nancy Callahan avenging Hartigan’s death, as well as some flashbacks featuring more of Hartigan, himself (as he’s such a badass.) However, I’m sure the time he had available for doing that got a little scarcer in between THE SPIRIT, that FIXER anti-terrorism story and ALL-STAR BATMAN.
It’s a shame this has been so long in coming. SIN CITY was not only a wickedly-good time, it was also one of the rare non-capes comic-based movies that seemed cool to my non-comics-fan friends. I suppose the question now is, if I had to twist the arm of the collective Comic Vine community and forced you to pick only one remaining SIN CITY story, which would you want to see filmed?