Director Tim Miller Exits ‘Deadpool 2’ Due To Creative Differences

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Yeah, we feel the same way, Deadpool. In rather shocking news, Deadpool director Tim Miller has left the upcoming follow-up, Deadpool 2. Miller, who leaked the original film’s test footage in 2014 as a way to build anticipation towards a potential film has cited creative differences as the primary reason behind his departure. Deadline reports that the film’s star, Ryan Reynolds, was one of the main reasons the director left, as the two apparently disagreed on the direction of the film. According to Deadline, the director has already been in contact with Fox about directing Influx, an adaptation of the David Suarez novel that has a Mark Bomback script and is expected to launch a film trilogy.

So, where does that leave Deadpool 2? The studio is apparently on the look out for a replacement as we speak, and who could blame them? The film has already began casting for the roles of Cable and Domino, respectively. The outlet does reveal that Miller never formally signed a deal to return as director, but, yeah, still rather annoying.

The question is, who should replace him? If I were Fox, I would get my big red telephone out, dial Matthew Vaughn asap. Heck, guarantee him an official soundtrack by Take That! In all seriousness, what do you guys make of this? Have you lost a little bit of hope for the upcoming sequel? Hopefully, this is for the better. Reynolds does not seem like the kind of guy who would seriously want to mess up a character he loves so very much. Sure, Miller was an integral part of what made Deadpool so brilliant, but look at a film like Aliens. That was not directed by Ridley Scott, who did the original, and it was still badass.

Deadpool 2 is set to hit theatres sometime in 2018.

Source: Deadline

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  • Joshua James Glass

    I trust Ryan if he thinks something was going wrong,

    • SAMURAI36

      Why? He didn’t write the script, nor is he a director. Just because je was championing the cause for DP, doesn’t mean he was the principle creative force behind it.

    • Maximillian Pegasus

      He was okay with X-Men Origins Wolverine.

  • yehuda92

    Thats a pretty major loss. Tim was more than a director for the first movie, he also owned the studio that did most of the VFX…

    • Bill

      He’s the president not the owner also besides Colossus the visual effects were not good

      • yehuda92

        The effect were fine (and were a lot better than you even noticed) but more importantly, they were cheap. The sequel is going to cost a lot more just because of that.

  • DefJ123

    Concerning. Very concerning imo.

    However, if anyone is Deadpool its Ryan Reynolds and I trust he knew what was up.

    Perhaps Reynolds should start AND direct?

    • AbelLSUjr

      I agree. If the relationship is bad enough where you have to choose, you choose Ryan Reynolds period. There is no Deadpool without Ryan Reynolds. I would rather a new director than no movie at all.

  • SAMURAI36

    Oh no!! Creative differences!! This film is doomed!! Studio interference!!

    • Bill

      Read the article. It’s Ryan Reynolds interference

      • SAMURAI36

        It’s called “sarcasm”.

  • SAMURAI36

    But seriously, Gambit is in stasis, & now DP is in flux. Not a good look.

  • AbelLSUjr

    Well, I guess they can afford to bring in their own VFX company now, so they don’t need him for that. Still, it’s always bad when the director of the successful original movie doesn’t come back for the sequel.

    • Steve Steve

      I wouldn’t say “always bad” when a sequel is done by another director. Aliens, Empire Strikes Back, Captain America 2, Jaws 2(JK, lol). It can work out.

      Conversely, a return to a franchise can be detrimental as the series doesn’t grow or progress. Avengers 2, Iron Man 2, Hobbit trilogy, Prequel Trilogy.

  • LOGOS

    Dear Fox,

    Please sell or reach some kind of deal with Marvel, so they can get their characters back and actually do something good with them.

    Thanks,
    Everyone

  • Maximillian Pegasus

    Could Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick ever try directing?

  • Origami Rose

    Ahahaha! WB needs to swipe miller for the next suicide squad movie

    • Steve Steve

      Yes… Yes they do

    • SAMURAI36

      Why? Ayer did an excellent job.

  • Maximillian Pegasus

    Now they have enough money for the VFX, so losing Miller isn’t that big of a deal.

    • Steve Steve

      Matthew Vaughn would be perfect, even above all the other projects for which he is proposed by fans.

  • bingeit 45

    what’s the big deal, i’m pretty sure they can find better director, it’s not like tim miller was spielberg or something, script and ryan reynolds made that film, anybody could have shot those scenes, get ant man director, he will do much better job

  • flavortang

    WB, call his agent. Do it.

  • Worldmind

    Wow, I did not expect this, I kind of assumed Miller and Reynolds were on the same wavelength about this property (I don’t know what I base that on, but just look at DP1, it’s the perfect marriage of the central performance and directorial style). Hey, maybe they could parachute in Peyton Reed! If he weren’t busy prepping AM&W, that is. Other than that, Matthew Vaughn seems like the ideal choice ( does he have anything lined up after Kingsman 2?)

  • Worldmind

    Someone call Edgar Wright!

  • Joseph Chaisson

    People need to remember the script was completed before Miller joined. He did a great job, do not get me wrong, but the movie had it’s star and the writers all on board.

  • unpaidpundit

    It’s always concerning when actors begin throwing their weight around and clashing with directors and/or writers. Acting is the easiest of the dramatic arts. That’s why there are so many more great actors than great directors or writers. Actors gain a lot of power in Hollywood, because they are the stars, but many of them are not good judges of the crafts of directing and writing.

  • Steve Steve

    Gambit might be a good project for Tim to get in on, if he really does have a good relationship with Fox as has been reported.