Over the weekend, Tim Miller stepped away from directing the sequel to his 2016 über-hit, Deadpool, over creative differences with Deadpool himself, Ryan Reynolds. It is an amicable decision reached between Miller and 20th Century Fox. Now a petition is circulating on Change.org to snare Quentin Tarantino to take over director duties, according to Comicbook.com
The petition was created by Carl Champion, Jr., who is apparently a massive Deadpool and Tarantino fan. Just check out his mission statement:
“If there was ever a chance to see Tarantino do a project almost guaranteed to make a billion dollars, this is it. We got a great taste of what this could be like in Kill Bill, but imagine having a guy like Tarantino write dialogue for The Merc with the Mouth! It would be so glorious. Join me!”
This petition will be sent to Reynolds, who serves as a producer on the sequel. Reynolds was also instrumental in persuading 20th Century Fox to greenlight Deadpool in the first place. The goal is 1,000 signatures for the petition. As of this writing, Champion has amassed 744 John Hancocks.
It’s a fairly low probability of the petition achieving its end game. There are petitions for everything. But never say never; the first Deadpool was made due to an avalanche of support from fans and Reynolds. And Tarantino is an inspired choice. His penchant for violence and memorable dialogue lends itself perfectly to the Merc with the Mouth.
The script for Deadpool 2 is still being written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, so not much is know about the direction it will take. Rumors suggest the appearance of Deadpool’s time-hopping associate Cable, and his love interest, the mercenary Domino. While it’s known that Cable will appear in Logan, the last Wolverine movie, it isn’t clear if the actor playing Cable (Boyd Holbrook) will cross-over to reprise his role.
The first Deadpool opened on Valentine’s Day 2016 and was a massive hit for Reynolds and everyone involved. World wide box office gross for the movie totaled over $782 million, so expect the sequel to pull out every stop to top that