Director Tim Miller Leaves ‘Deadpool 2’ Over Creative Differences with Ryan Reynolds

Director Tim Miller

According to Deadline Hollywood, Tim Miller — who directed the first Deadpool movie has left Fox’s sequel due to creative differences with star/producer Ryan Reynolds.

However according to fanboy reporter Umberto Gonzalez, Miller and the studio both have different ideas for who should be cast as a glowering mutant Cable – the VFX wiz wanted “Bloodline” star Kyle Chandler, while the studio had recently their eye on Liam Neeson.

Miller’s departure appears to be totally amicable as he is already jumping into another project at Fox. He’s reportedly attached to direct a new sci-fi thriller called Influx, which Mark Bomback is adapting from the novel by David Suarez. The hope is that the flick could spawn a trilogy.

Whatever the reason is, Miller has yet to issue a statement regarding his departure. Production on Deadpool 2 was planned for early next year, and is still aiming for its January 12, 2018 release date. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are returning to write the script for the sequel.

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Let’s see what happens.