You’d imagine that production for “Deadpool 2” would be nothing but sunshine and smooth sailing after the unexpected box office success for “Deadpool”.
However, the sequel encountered an unfortunate bump in the road when Tim Miller dropped out of the project, with insiders claiming that there were creative differences between the returning director and star Ryan Reynolds. Now Miller is setting the record straight for himself.
During his recent appearance on CG Garage’s 100th episode podcast, Miller clarified that it was never his intention to make a more gigantic, stylised sequel. “I just want to say one thing to the geek audience out there, because it’s important to me what the geeks and nerds of the world think. I didn’t want to make some stylised movie that was 3 times the budget. I wanted to make the same kind of movie that we made before because I think that’s the right movie to make for the character. So don’t believe what you read on the internet,” he said.
So if that was not the caused of his exit, was it because Miller and Reynolds were feuding over the casting of Cable? It was rumoured that Miller was dead-set on casting Kyle Chandler as Cable but Reynolds reportedly disagreed. “Kyle Chandler was not going to be Cable. All this stuff that I read kind of kills me,” the director added. Miller went on to recount that there were disagreements during the post-production process, but no major arguments.
Since Miller’s departure, he has since been replaced by “John Wick” director David Leitch. Contrary to popular belief, “Deadpool 2” won’t be a mega-budget film but will instead, stick to the basics.
“Deadpool 2” is set for release on 2nd March 2018.