We reported last week that director Tim Miller had walked on the Deadpool sequel due to ‘creative differences’ and now he has a follower in the form of composer Junkie XL.
XL, real name Tom Holkenborg, has left the project in support of Miller.
He made the following statement:
It is with a heavy heart that I have decided not to score the upcoming Deadpool movie. I love this character and creating his and the movie’s original score was a monumental chapter in my life, personally and professionally.
Since it was revealed that Deadpool’s brilliant creative director Tim Miller will not be involved in the project anymore, i have undertaken some soul searching. Tim was the driving force behind Deadpool and me getting involved in this amazing project. Deadpool without Tim at the helm just does not sit right with me and that is why I have decided not to be involved in the second chapter.
It was a difficult decision, as I love the project so much and i know how eagerly the next installment will be anticipated, it’s hard to walk away from something so unique, but it also has to feel right.
XL has become something of a fan favourite recently, having worked on Mad Max: Fury Road, Point Break and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice; however, don’t despair because he’s working on Justice League and The Dark Tower at the minute, so he’ll still be around plenty.
While many will contest that a composer’s leaving will not make or break a movie, this could be the beginning of something very worrying indeed is it becomes a trend – with a director and composer gone, who will be next?
What do you guys all reckon?