‘Deadpool 2’ Loses Director Tim Miller

Tim Miller directing 'Deadpool' | Image via 20th Century Fox
Tim Miller directing ‘Deadpool’ | Image via 20th Century Fox

Some disappointing news regarding the Deadpool sequel.

It was long expected that Deadpool helmer Tim Miller would continue on with the sequel, considering he was helping develop the follow-up’s screenplay and was a big part of the overall project at Fox, but word is that he is no longer on board.

According to Deadline, a series of creative differences between Miller and actor Ryan Reynolds are behind the split, which will come as a bit of unfortunate news for Deadpool fans considering the rampant success found by the first film. No specific details regarding these creative differences are known as yet, although the split is being called an amicable one.

Miller is reportedly set to move directly onto another big project at Fox. The director and visual effects artist will next take the helm of Influx, an adaptation of Daniel Suarez’ sci-fi novel. Penned by Dawn of the Planet of the Apes scribe Mark Bomback, Influx is expected give Fox another film franchise with a possible trilogy in the works.

Deadpool earned $US782 million worldwide on a production budget of $US58 million, making it the highest-grossing R-rated (US classification) film of all time. Deadpool 2 was scheduled for US release on January 12, 2018; no word as yet if that will be pushed back with Miller’s exit.