Director Tim Miller exits Deadpool 2 casting on Cable and film’s overall style, according to reports.
Tim Miller made his feature film directing debut with Deadpool (2016).
Since his exit appears to be amicable, he will take on Fox’s upcoming sci-fi Influx, an adaptation of the Daniel Suarez novel with Mark Bomback scripting the film and it is expected to launch a trilogy.
TheWrap sources revealed additionally information on the departure: “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 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 the possible booking of Kyle Chandler in the sequel.
Miller wanted Chandler to play Cable, though Reynolds did not and that the studio, ultimately, backed Reynolds.”
Filming for Deadpool sequel was planned for early 2017, looks like that might change as Fox is on a hunt for a replacement director.
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who penned Deadpool, will return for the sequel.
Deadpool 2 is still without a release date.