Deadpool might be the highest-grossing R-Rated film of all time, but the man who directed the blockbuster has just quit the highly-anticipated sequel.
Miller, who originally made his mark working as a visual effects specialist for his own company Blur Studios, decided to part ways with Fox after he and Reynolds continually butted heads over what direction to take the sequel.
The leaked test footage of Deadpool in 2014 is believed to have been leaked by Miller himself. The leak created so much excitement and hype that it didn’t take long for Fox to give the film the green light and funding – a move they had delayed for years.
Though the film itself may have called the director “an overpriced tool”, there’s no denying how much time and effort he had put into the superhero.
According to The Wrap, the creative differences occurred due to Miller wanting a more “stylized” sequel whereas Reynolds wanted to stay true to Deadpool‘s black comedy theme. Besides disagreeing on the film’s style, Miller reportedly wanted to cast Bloodline and Friday Night Lights star, Kyle Chandler, as Cable in the sequel, which Reynolds didn’t agree with. Fox sided with Reynolds, prompting Miller to exit the project.
Despite reports on how the director and star had completely different views on how the sequel should be made, it is believed that Miller left the project on good terms. Deadpool 2 is currently in the casting stages and due for release in 2018.