4. Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods)
Goddard has only directed one film so far, but man was it a hell of a film. The Cabin In The Woods seemingly came out of nowhere and ended up being the best horror satire since Scream. So acutely aware of the cliches of the genre, Goddard spends 75 percent of the film essentially having a sect of characters direct the movie for him. A group of pretty teenagers roams through a played out horror plot, while a mysterious control room pulls the strings, making sure it all goes to plan. Then, he spends the last 25 percent giving us one of the bloodiest monster mashes ever put on screen. Deadpool needs a director who is hyper-cognizant of the genre they’re in, and this guy is certainly that. While the first film scratched the surface of the fourth wall, Goddard would blast it apart with a shotgun. He would also no doubt have ideas for action sequences that extend beyond shootouts and sword fights, and would likely amp up the gore that fans enjoyed so much in the first one.
Here’s a taste of Goddard’s insanity. SPOILERS for Cabin in the Woods