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.