Fans were shocked after the tremendous success of Deadpool to learn that director Tim Miller had left his seat at the helm of the sequel. Many reports stated that this was due to creative differences, opposing cast choices and so on and so forth. However, Miller has recently come out to clear up these rumors:
“I didn’t want to make some stylized movie that was three times the budget, and if you read the internet — and 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 kind of movie to make for the character. So, don’t believe what you read on the Internet.”
“Kyle Chandler was not going to be Cable. All these things that you read kinda kills me, even when people go, “The movie was really hard to make.” The movie was a joy to make. I think you see it on screen, we all had such a good time. We had a few arguments in post, but nothing more than usual. The crew was so great, everybody was going to come back, and we were going to have such a good time. The idea that it was a difficult movie, it wasn’t — it was a joy, and it was the best experience of my life.”
It is interesting that Miller states Deadpool was the best experience of his life yet does not give the actual reason for his leaving. Perhaps he is not keen on sharing and this will remain known only to him and the studio.
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