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Aw, crap! Director Tim Miller has walked on Deadpool 2

October 22nd, 2016 by Marc Comments



It looks like the Deadpool sequel may have hit its first major snag as director (and director of the first movie) Tim Miller has walked!

And it may have been a messy departure if word on the street is right.

While FOX called the departure “amicable” and over that old ‘creative differences’ with the movie’s star Ryan Reynolds, it seems that the break up may not have been a friendly cheerio at all.

A ‘studio source’ said Miller and Reynolds haven’t spoken much since the release of the first movie:

“We’re told the director was all set to make the sequel, which still doesn’t even have a release date. That’s allegedly in part because when Reynolds’ agents renegotiated his deal, along with a massive amount of money, the star got casting approval and other creative controls. That whole process took more time than Miller (and fans) would have liked, and it shined a spotlight on differences in vision between the two key players.

“Miller, who owns a visual effects studio and we’re told did much of the polishing work on the original “Deadpool” for free, wanted more of a stylized sequel, while the actor placed his focus more on the raunchy comedy style that earned the first movie its R rating. The casting issue also eventually came to a head over Kyle Chandler‘s rumored participation. Miller wanted the “Bloodline” star to play Cable, though Reynolds did not. Ultimately, the studio backed its marketable star, and the man behind the camera packed up his lenses.”

Whatever the circumstances of the departure, we know that a large part of the first movie’s success was down to Miller’s work as well as Reynolds’ so we hope this doesn’t hurt the movie too much…

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has voiced how a lot of us feel about Miller’s departure:

Sources: The Wrap

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….