'Deadpool 2' Now Needs a Director Due to "Creative Differences"

'Deadpool 2' Now Needs a Director Due to "Creative Differences"

Oct 24, 2016

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An immediate sensation, Deadpool resonated with critics and audiences alike. Its cheeky and outrageous attitude and raunchy sense of humor merrily mocked superhero tropes, driven by a funny script, crackerjack direction and ace performances by the cast, led by Ryan Reynolds.

Reportedly made for a modest $58 million budget, the film's outstanding draw at the box office -- more than $782 million worldwide -- pretty much guaranteed that a sequel would be forthcoming. We began hearing talk about a followup even before the movie's release in February and a sequel was confirmed in April.

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Now director Tim Miller has departed the project because of "a series of creative differences" between himself and Reynolds, according to Deadline. (Reynolds and Miller are pictured above.) Miller, a visual effects artist who made his feature directorial debut on Deadpool, had not yet formally signed a contract to helm the sequel, but that's not unusual in Hollywood. He was, however, involved in developing the script that is being written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who also penned the original.

The initial report says that the split was "amicable" and Miller is already being touted for Influx, another movie under development at Fox. The description of "creative differences" can have many meanings in Hollywood; at its heart, it can simply indicate that the key talent involved did not see eye to eye on something vital. Miller worked on Deadpool for several years; here's what he said about Reynolds' long involvement with the movie before it was released.

 

Another report has already surfaced at The Wrap, claiming that Miller "wanted more of a stylized sequel, while the actor placed his focus more on the raunchy comedy that earned the first movie its R rating." In addition, Miller and Reynolds also disagreed over the possible casting of Kyle Chandler as Cable, with the studio (Fox) agreeing with Reynolds.

Of course, it's not unusual to see a change of directors for sequels. In view of the differences that evidently developed between Reynolds and Miller, it's probably best for Miller to move on, allowing Reynolds to help find another director who will agree with his views on how to make Deadpool 2 just as much fun as the original.

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