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Deadpool sequel loses director Tim Miller over creative differences

Deadpool

Story by Jack Foley

TIM Miller has parted company with the sequel to Deadpool over creative differences.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the filmmaker has struggled to agree with leading man Ryan Reynolds over the creative direction of the follow-up and has decided to leave the project. The parting of company has been described as amicable.

Indeed, Fox – which also distributes Deadpool – is already reuniting with Miller on another project, Influx – an adaptation of a sci-fi themed novel by David Suarez.

The original Deadpool became one of the biggest smash hits of the year when released in February, setting records for an R-rated movie and hitting $786 million worldwide.

It re-energized the career of Reynolds and put Miller on the map as a director. He had previously made a name for himself as a visual effects specialist who founded Blur Studios.

Indeed, the success of getting Deadpool to the big screen in the first place was largely attributed to Miller, who many believe was responsible for leaking the Deadpool test footage that went viral, prompting Fox to put the film into production after sitting on it for years.

Reynolds, who also served as a producer on the original, was also keen to play up how collaborative the process of making the movie was, also citing screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick as integral to the success of the film.

As yet, Deadpool 2 remains at the creative stage itself. Casting is still underway and is reportedly in the middle of testing six actresses for the part of Domino, the project’s new female lead. Fox will now have to look for a new director too.

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