Non-geeks of the world are probably scratching their collective heads in confusion at the idea of a Deathlok movie from Marvel comics, wondering "who in the world is Deathlok, and why does he have such a corny name?" Likewise, many of the geeks among us are somewhat baffled by the announcement ourselves; not wondering WHO, of course, but rather WHY? Personally, I'm rather bemused by the concept, and I'll definitely go to see it (and in all candid honesty I'll probably end up buying the DVD as well), but I do wonder why exactly Marvel chose him out of their vast pantheon. Maybe they see him as a good character piece - something a bit more than the usual "hey, I've got awesome powers that I'm going to use to blow up baddies" shtick. Ideas on that?

At any rate, rumor has long claimed that director Paul McGuigan (recently of Lucky Number Slevin) would be attached to the project as director, but apparently that is not the case. SuperHeroHype recently spoke with McGuigan, who denied any involvement with the future film. I wonder who will be next on the rumor-mill...
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