Despite the general rule about not changing a winning formular, in fittingly maverick style this exact approach appears to have been taken on Deadpool 2, with it being confirmed that Tim Miller has exited production on the sequel.
According to Deadline, this parting of the ways has come about due to creative differences between Miller and star Ryan Reynolds about – among other things – the casting of new character Cable. The split is reportedly an amicable one – indeed, Miller will continue to work with Fox on the upcoming Influx – but it does seem sad nonetheless, considering how big a hand he had in creating one of the cinema success stories of 2016, grossing $782 million from a $58 million budget and becoming the most successful R-rated movie of all time.
Moreover, it show just how much influence Reynolds has on the project, having taken on producing duties alongside Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner in addition to his starring role. While we may never know exactly what went on behind the scenes, it can at least be seen as a positive that Reynolds is still involved. While it’s a shame that Miller won’t be returning alongside him, we can at least be sure that with Miller, Kinberg, Shuler Donner and writing team Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick still involved, Deadpool 2 is in safe hands.
In the meantime, we can get back to speculating who will be playing the new characters. Aside from Cable (obviously) lucky assassin Domino is reportedly also going to be a fixture, with Lizzy Caplan, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Sienna Miller, Sofia Boutella, Stephanie Sigman, Sylvia Hoeks, Mackenzie Davis, Ruby Rose, Eve Hewson and Kelly Rohrbach all listed as potential candidates.
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