‘Deadpool 2’ Composer Quits Alongside Tim Miller


Junkie XL, A.K.A. Tom Holkenborg has left the ‘Deadpool‘ franchise as composer after the exit of director Tim Miller. The musician took to his Facebook page to tell fans the reasoning behind leaving. Here’s what he had to say:

“It is with a heavy heart that I have decided not to score the upcoming Deadpool movie. I love this character and creating his and the movie’s original score was a monumental chapter in my life, personally and professionally.

Since it was revealed that Deadpool’s brilliant creative director Tim Miller will not be involved in the project anymore, i have undertaken some soul searching. Tim was the driving force behind Deadpool and me getting involved in this amazing project. Deadpool without Tim at the helm just does not sit right with me and that is why I have decided not to be involved in the second chapter.

It was a difficult decision, as I love the project so much and i know how eagerly the next installment will be anticipated, it’s hard to walk away from something so unique, but it also has to feel right.”

It’s clear that Holkenborg has a talent scoring films, we only have to listen to ‘Mad Max: Fury Road‘ for that to shine through, so it’s a shame he won’t be part of ‘the Merc with the Mouth’ any more. Tim Miller will be moving on to produce the ‘Sonic The Hedgehog movie‘, so perhaps Holkenborg will take on that project too.

Source: Facebook

Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

English writer with a preference for all things Film, TV and Comic Book related. He joined Heroic Hollywood in 2016.

  • Steve Steve

    Obviously Tim’s buddy, which is fine. Deadpool does not hinge on the score. The best parts of the soundtrack were the existing songs they used.

    • Justin Jules

      Honest to God, I’ve seen DP countless times. I can’t recall a DP theme that was specifically composed for the film. Shoop, Careless Whisper and the song for the opening credits are the most memorable for me. No disrespect to Junkie XL as I loved his work Fury Road. But those songs mentioned are more prevalent in my mind when I think of DP.

  • Marquis de Sade

    So I would assume that Miller’s and Reynolds parting wasn’t as amicable as they would like us to believe, seein’ as their composer seems a lil’ too salty over the split, and stating that Miller was the “DRIVING FORCE” behind the first DP, when in fact it was Reynolds (as the producer) who brought Miller in to collaborate and direct DP.

    • Justin Jules

      Exactly, DP has been his baby for over 10 years. DP was Miller’s first live action gig if my memory serves me correctly.

      • Chris W

        The driving force doesn’t mean the guy that put the project in to production. If Tim Miller was the driving force of everything creatively in the movie – and typically directors are – then the statement is apt.

        • Justin Jules

          I would say Reece and Wernick were more the force creatively. RR paid them out of his own pocket to have them there on set. That speaks volumes. A writers role is greatly diminished in the eyes of the public when it comes to films. Reece and Wernick’s knowledge of the source material allowed RR to make impromptu changes, as the type of actor he is that would happen frequently.

          Miller isn’t a Refn, Gunn, Tarantino etc these are auteurs. Writer/directors who are true driving forces behind the creatively. Taika Watiti should also get a honourable mention as he said that he changed Ragnorok’s plot and script whilst on set.

          • Chris W

            Were you part of the creative process? How does what you think mean jack?

  • Darthmanwe

    Losing Tİm Miller might’ve been easily tolerable….

    But losing Junkie XL for soundtrack is bad.