Deadpool director Tim Miller on not helming the sequel: Ryan Reynolds wanted to be in control of the franchise

Tim Miller, director of Deadpool (2016), revealed in an interview that he exited the superhero sequel because Ryan Reynolds wanted to be in control of the franchise. Read below to know more about what Tim had to say on the same.

Updated on Nov 24, 2019 01:40 PM IST  |  1.7M
Tim Miller stepped away from Deadpool 2 (2018) and David Leitch ended up directing the Ryan Reynolds starrer.
Tim Miller stepped away from Deadpool 2 (2018) and David Leitch ended up directing the Ryan Reynolds starrer.
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Ryan Reynolds may have failed miserably as the Green Lantern but the actor was instead destined to immortalise another superhero and that, as we all know, is Deadpool. In 2016, Ryan and director Tim Miller took a big risk with Deadpool, which was R-rated and plain crazy, in the best of ways! Deadpool ended up collecting a staggering $782.6 million at the global box-office and resulted in a sequel, Deadpool 2 (2018), which grossed $785 million. However, the difference between the two sequels was that while the first installment was helmed by Tim, the second one was directed by David Leitch.

While speaking to KCRW's The Business podcast, Miller got extremely candid about his decision to step away from Deadpool 2. "It became clear that Ryan wanted to be in control of the franchise. You can work that way as a director, quite successfully, but I can’t. I don’t mind having a debate, but if I can’t win, I don’t want to play," Tim revealed and added, "And I don’t think you can negotiate every creative decision, there’s too many to make. So Ryan’s the face of the franchise, and he was the most important component of that, by far. So if he decides he wants to control it, then he’s going to control it."

There were mutual creative differences between Miller and Ryan which led to David taking over Deadpool 2 and Reynolds getting his first writing credit, along with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who penned the first installment as well.

"I’ve always been pretty good at the 'moving on' thing. I care deeply, and then you get to this point where you’ve gotta make a decision, and I’m pretty good about putting it in my rearview mirror. We had a meeting at Fox, and the writing was on the wall, so I said, 'I get it. I’ll quit, and you guys can do what you need to do,'" Tim shared.

ALSO READ: Ryan Reynolds as Iron Man? Actor teases Deadpool joining MCU by joking he auditioned for the new Tony Stark

Interestingly, Tim confessed in the same interview that he will never work with James Cameron again because he did not have enough control over the recently released Terminator: Dark Fate, which was, unfortunately, a box-office disaster.

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Anonymous
2 years ago
They could just Change Deadpool 2016 and Deadpool 2 and LOGAN To be PG-13
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Anonymous
2 years ago
Just dig a deep pit and bury those thoughts. It should never happen... NEVER
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