Tim Miller is No Longer Directing Deadpool 2

We all know that Tim Miller, a pretty famous movie director, was Marge-in-charge for the hit Marvel film Deadpool with Ryan Reynolds. He was the guy who made the movie what it is today. All those high-impact action scenes, that opening sequence I still haven’t seen but heard great things about (yes, it’s true, I haven’t seen the film), the overall tone of the motion picture – a vast majority of the film came straight from Miller’s head, and the result was a huge success. In fact, so huge that the film racked in over $700 million at the box office with just a $58 million budget. So naturally, fans were ecstatic when they learned a sequel featuring the Merc with a Mouth was in the works and Miller would be behind the project. However, a report by Deadline seems to aim straight for the heart when they say the director won’t be working on Deadpool 2 any longer (que the shocked faces).

…Miller has exited Deadpool 2. He hadn’t formally signed a deal to continue, but he was developing the script and by all accounts had planned to return behind the camera for a film Fox will release in 2018.

So what’s the cause of Miller’s departure, you may ask? According to Deadline, “a series of creative differences” between him and Ryan Reynolds led to this unexpected move. If you recall, Reynolds really pushed Miller to get the first Deadpool into the development stages, so there may be some left over residue after the director green lit what some may call the best Marvel movie to date. Clearly, there had to be some conflict between the two during the creation of the film that may have aided this decision, while Reynolds may want to play a bigger role in the creation of Deadpool 2, something that could’ve stepped on the toes of Miller. Of course, these are just theories, but they’re safe bets to make nevertheless.

For those of you wondering, Influx, an on-screen adoption of David Suarez’s novel, is Miller’s new project he’s moved on to. In addition, the rest of the team behind Deadpool 2 are still cool with the director, even though Reynolds isn’t all that much.

Whether this move will affect the overall quality of Deadpool 2 remains unknown. As previously stated, Miller really brought a lot of different elements to the film that made it a smash hit amongst movie goers, so by having a different director in his place may lead to something entirely different. However, with Reynolds still behind the upcoming sequel currently due for release in 2018, things should remain relatively similar.