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Rob Liefeld created Deadpool in The New Mutants comic book in 1991, which eventually led to the character appearing in X-Men Origins: Wolverine this past summer. Now Liefeld is talking with producer Lauren Schuler-Donner about the direction the potential Deadpool film will take, and if his Twitter account is any indication, he’s pretty happy with it.

Here’s what Liefeld had to say last night and today via Twitter:

Great Deadpool movie meeting! Lauren Schuler Donner and her team are headed in the right direction!

Deadpool movie checklist- DP in costume-check! Breaking 4th wall-check! Loads of killing-double check!

Also excited to discuss possibilities of Cable in future X-films!!!

Donner Company is on top of making the Deadpool movie that fans want. They get it. He’s funny, tortured, clever, a bastard and mucho action!

That third note apparently caused some confusion, as Liefeld clarified today that Cable will not be in Deadpool, nor X-men First Class, but possibly in future X-men movies that follow from The Last Stand.

He also reiterated that Ryan Reynolds will star. Deadpool had been going full-steam ahead, with a small group of writers in contention for screenwriting duties, when Ryan Reynolds signed with Warner Bros. to play Green Lantern. That didn’t kill Deadpool, but it did introduce a delay which has evidently allowed Fox to talk to more writers and get their approach in order. Last I heard no one had been hired yet, but that was a week or more ago, so things could have changed.

Regardless, there is no script at this stage, so take all of Lefield’s statements as indicators of where the movie is likely to go. Until there is a draft in hand, that’s all we really know. But for everyone who was irritated by the character as portrayed in Wolverine, that might be enough.

(Note: I purposely cropped out all feet in the image above in honor of Liefeld’s work.)

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