Though fans were disappointed when Deadpool director Tim Miller dropped out of the the sequel over creative differences, many were confident that the film was in capable hands when John Wick co-director David Leitch signed on the helm the project. However, with a new director came questions on whether or not the sequel will retain the style of the first film. In an interview with CinemaBlend at CinemaCon, Leitch discussed his stylistic approach to Deadpool 2 and the challenge of balancing action with comedy.
Leitch discussed his collaboration process with Ryan Reynold, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
“It’s kind of been an all-encompassing collaboration, and actually when I came on it was really an open forum to pitch all ideas. There may be camps. Obviously action is in my DNA, and they do look to me for that, and I might look for them, ‘Is my idea funny?’ It’s a great team. We’re really collaborating, and I’m loving the process. They’re open to hear my fart jokes as much as anybody’s!”
The director also commented on how to balance honoring the style of the first film and bringing his own flavor to the project.
“I think you have to pay homage to this movie that’s so beloved. Everybody is anticipating it. And I think we have to find a way to make it distinctly our own, and we’re doing that. The DNA of Deadpool shouldn’t change. He’s such a lovable character, we’re going to carry that through.”
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Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds as the title character and Zazie Beetz was recently cast as Domino.
Deadpool 2 currently has no release date.