5 Directors Who Should Direct ‘Deadpool 2’

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Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds, Director

News hit this weekend that Deadpool director, Tim Miller, has officially left the sequel over creative differences with its star Ryan Reynolds. The news states that Reynolds and Miller could not agree on the tone of the film, (Reynolds wants to keep it comedic and violent, while Miller wants a more stylized film), nor the casting of the role of cable (Miller wants Kyle Chandler as Cable and Reynolds wants to cast someone else). Now that Miller is out, fans have come to a conclusion that director Quentin Tarantino is the perfect replacement. Fans started a petition for Tarantino to direct the Deadpool sequel.

Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds, Director

Many think his violent style and witty dialogue of his previous films would be a great fit for the sequel. Now, the likelihood of getting him on board with the project is low, but all hope is not lost. Let’s look at five other directors who could direct a kick-ass Deadpool film.
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  • Maximillian Pegasus

    Matthew Vaughn or Edgar Wright.

  • Jonathan Peck

    how about Adam McKay to direct Deadpool 2?

  • yehuda92

    No one on this list but Edgar Wright seems like a very good fit…

  • Warren

    This is a terrible list. The whole point of Tim Miller leaving was because Ryan Reynolds wants more of the raunchy comedic take and not the stylized action that Miller wanted. I think they want more of a comedic director. Edgar Wright would be a good fit. After seeing The Nice Guys, Shane Black would be another good one. Maybe other options would be guys like Todd Phillips or Evan Goldberg/Seth Rogen. Guys who’ve made crazy comedies with slapstick action.

    • Steve Steve

      Terrible list, indeed. I disagree with the rest of your thought process. Reynolds wants to repeat what he and the writers did for Deadpool. That would also necessitate an emerging talent director who can add the necessary visual flair, like Tim did.

      No slapstick directors
      No raunchy comedy directors

      Find another Tim Miller, Russo Brothers, Matthew Vaughn, Christopher McQuarrie, Ryan Coogler, Lord and Miller, Doug Liman, David Ayer, Justin Lin, James Wan, etc.

      • Warren

        That’s fair. If they can find an emerging director and give them the freedom to find their voice, that would be great. Taking a chance on Miller is part of what made Deadpool great. I was really just going with the theme of the OP and listing established directors. I think what Fox and Reynolds probably want is to focus on the comedic nature of the characters first and the action second. When I mentioned “slapstick action” I was really just trying to say that those guys had a visual flair for chaos. Todd Phillips with The (first) Hangover and War Dogs and Goldberg/Rogen with This Is The End and the Preacher series. Speaking of Preacher, how about the guy who did the “Sundowner” episode with that crazy hotel fight? His name is Guillermo Navarro and he’s worked as cinematographer for Tarantino and Del Toro…

        • Steve Steve

          I really don’t have much affection for the visual work in those films. There isn’t a lot of art to the way those films were shot, certainly not the kinetic scenes anyway. Not that they’re bad films, cause they’re both really solid.

          Guillermo Navarro is a really cool idea. He is the type of director they should target.

          Gavin O’Connor (Warrior, The Accountant) would be near the top of my list. Jaume Collet-Serra is another person I would consider.

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