David Leitch Top Candidate To Direct ‘Deadpool 2’

‘Deadpool 2’ needs a director after Tim Miller left the project over creative differences with Ryan Reynolds, and it appears ‘John Wick’ director David Leitch is at the top of the list of three possible candidates, according to a source at Mashable. The article continues to say, there doesn’t appear to be an official offer on the table yet, but by most accounts, 20th Century Fox has found its man.

Leitch worked as a stuntman on 83 projects as he climbed his way to the director’s chair. He will have big shoes to fill as the first film grossed $782 million at the box office worldwide on a $58 million budget.

‘Deadpool 2’ stars Reynolds, the plot details of the sequel have been vague at best. We know that Cable, Domino, and time travel are involved. 20th Century Fox is looking at a January 2018 release date for ‘D2.’ (Do you think the Mighty Ducks will be upset if Deadpool steals their title?)

Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.