This past weekend had superhero nerds on edge, as Deadpool director Tim Miller reportedly stepped away from the upcoming sequel due to an underwhelming explanation of "creative differences." (It even sparked this petition!) Because everyone in the English-speaking world knows that phrase is a crock of shit, a new statement is pointing fingers at an issue between Miller and both his writers and the star, Ryan Reynolds, over the film's vision.
According to The Wrap, Millier envisioned a much larger sequel in the spirit of past Marvel films, featuring a huge budget and an even more in-your-face "Merc with a Mouth." On the other side, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick sided with the titular character's ideas of keeping it low key and full of sarcasm, despite the massive amount of money it raked in during its first go-around at the box office. On top of that, other news has Miller wanting Kyle Chandler as the futuristic gunslinger Cable, with Reynolds objecting. Guess we know who won that battle.
Despite the drama swirling around Deadpool 2, you can expect the antihero follow-up to make just as much money as every other superhero sequel. (That is, when it gets a release date). And in the interim, keep your fingers crossed for your favorite Hollywood lady to land the role of mercenary, Domino.
It's certainly the most beautiful race we've ever seen.