Creative differences between the director and actor can put a whole production into a tough situation. Deadpool director Tim Miller confirms that he will not be working on Deadpool 2 due to creative differences.
With the immense success that Deadpool received upon its premiere earlier this year, it would be assumed that Fox wanted to keep that momentum for the sequel. However, it appears that there is a clash in opinions between director Tim Miller and producer/star Ryan Reynolds regarding the treatment for Deadpool 2.
It was previously confirmed that Tim Miller would remain as director for Deadpool 2, which is also still currently in development without a specific release date. The development process was said to have hit a road block due to the new terms in Reynolds’ contract that gave the actor some creative control including influences on casting. While Miller wanted a more stylized and serious tone for Deadpool 2, Reynolds preferred to stick to the comedic aspect.
Another issue that the two clashed opinions was the casting choice for Cable. Miller had Kyle Chandler in mind to play the time-travelling mutant; however, Reynolds felt otherwise. Fox ultimately sided with Reynolds regarding this decision.
Fortunately, despite the speculations of many, the parting between Miller and the project was amicable and Fox still has him in mind to direct another Fox-backed project called Influx.
Meanwhile, apart from the casting choice regarding Cable, the production is also in the process of casting Domino, to which actresses such as Lizzy Caplan and Mary Elizabeth Winstead are among the choices.
While Miller is no longer on board as director for Deadpool 2, Fox is now on the hunt for someone else to take on the project. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick remain as co-writers of the screenplay while Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner are also co-producing.
Deadpool 2 is expected to premiere sometime in 2018.
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