Tim Miller reveals why he ultimately left Deadpool 2, and he cites Ryan Reynolds’ desire for creative control as a factor.
In an interview with THR reflecting on his experience working on Terminator: Dark Fate, Tim Miller also recalled his time on the first Deadpool with Ryan Reynolds and revealed why he didn’t return for Deadpool 2, which had David Leitch in the director’s chair instead.
Here is part of the reason why Tim Miller did not direct Deadpool 2:
“It became clear that Ryan wanted to be in control of the franchise. You can work that way as a director, quite successfully, but I can’t”
From the looks of it, Tim Miller wanted more creative control with the Deadpool franchise, but obviously, Fox prioritized the franchise’s star Ryan Reynolds in the creative decisions after the box office success of the first film. Tim Miller notes that while some directors are down with that approach, he prefers to have more control which is why David Leitch took over for Deadpool 2 instead.
In retrospect, would you have preferred that Tim Miller returned to direct Deadpool 2? Also, what do you make of his comments on Ryan Reynolds wanting to be in control of the franchise? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on Tim Miller, Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool and more!
Here is the official synopsis for Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool 2:
After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
Directed by David Leitch from a script written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick & Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, and Jack Kesy.
Deadpool 2 is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.