In October, fans were shocked when they learned that director Tim Miller was exiting Deadpool 2. After having helmed the first film with plenty of success, audiences were eager to see Miller’s work on the sequel, but 20th Century Fox confirmed the original director had parted ways. Following the news, countless rumors sprouted about the director’s reason for leaving Deadpool 2, but Miller is now setting the record straight for himself.
Not long ago, Miller did a lengthy interview on CG Garage and broke his silence about exiting Deadpool 2. “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 because they are my brothers and sisters. I didn’t want to make some stylized movie that was 3 times the budget. If you read the internet — who cares, really? But for those of you who do, 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.”
The director even went on to debunk rumors which said Miller was dead-set on casting Kyle Chandler as Cable. “I wanted to do the same thing [as the first movie]. Kyle Chandler was not going to be Cable. All this stuff that I read kind of kills me.”
As for how he feels about the sequel now, Miller says he wishes the crew the best. Recently, 20th Century Fox confirmed they had brought on director David Leitch to helm the superhero flick to great approval.
He said, “I wish them nothing but good — I hope it’s great. I hope it’s e a great movie. Because I love the character and I think it’s great, and I love all the actors and I want to see them successful again. I haven’t met David, but he’s a great guy from everything I’ve heard. I want nothing but the best for the character. And for Fox, too. They deserve to make more money. They need to make more money [laughs]. They were great. They were terrific.”
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Listening to Miller, it seems like the director holds little ill will towards the project. The director clearly wants Deadpool 2 to succeed as a fellow nerd and keep it close to basics. That feeling directly contrasts the rumors which spread across the Internet not long ago. Stories began popping up, saying that Miller wanted to expand the scale of Deadpool 2 with action-packed sequences and CGI parades.
Deadpool's Holiday Blu-ray package is now available and retails for $25.99. Deadpool 2 is expected to begin filming next year and is due out January 12, 2018. Logan is expected to hit theaters March 2017.