Director Tim Miller had decided to step away from Deadpool 2 due to mutual creative differences with actor Ryan Reynolds, according to an exclusive from Deadline Hollywood. Miller was developing a script and had intended on returning to helm the anti-hero sequel, but had not signed onto anything official to continue his director’s role.
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This will likely take the wind out of the sails for fans as “the overpaid tool’s” success in the first flick indeed impressed many. All in all, quite a few people lobbied to get the movie onto the big screen and this included Miller who was a virtual effects prodigy. Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were on board including, of course, Reynolds.
When it comes to creative differences, the game changer is typically the actor over the director. Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible franchise, Hugh Jackman in Wolverine, Matt Damon’s Bourne Identity, and also Robert Downey, Jr. in Iron Man are examples.
Deadpool did revive Reynold’s career, according to Deadline. With a slew of fun and amusing marketing strategies, which also starred his celebrity side kick T.J. Miller, the flick wound up living up to the hype.
Miller stepped away from the job on Friday.
Deadpool 2 comes out Jan 12, 2018.
Source: Deadline Hollywood