After Deadpool director Tim Miller dropped out of the sequel, John Wick co-director David Leitch was tapped to helm the next adventure of the title character. In an interview with IGN, returning screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick compared the experiences of working with Tim Miller and his successor David Leitch.
Reese discussed Leitch’s ability to remain true to the spirit of the first film while bringing new ideas to the table.
“It’s been phenomenal, David has his own, you know, point of view that’s different from Tim’s. He comes into a situation obviously where there already exists a tone and a style, so he’s going to stay pretty close to that, I think. But at the same time, he brings a new approach and it’s enlivened us definitely to try new things and to do things a little bit different from the first Deadpool. Not drastically, but enough that you get the sense that it’s coming from a slightly different team.”
Reese expressed his hope that audiences will be pleased with the final film.
“We love Tim Miller to death, we also love Dave now. I think you’ll be very satisfied with what we’re cooking up. We are loving our script right now, and the direction that it’s headed. So I think audiences hopefully will be pleased.”
Reese also commented on Zazie Beetz’ casting as Domino, calling her a “very exiting casting choice.” You can read the entire interview with Reese and Wernick here.
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Deadpool 2 is expected to be released in 2018.