Tim Miller On Why He Quit Directing Deadpool 2

Posted 2017/09/27 0 0

Miller was seemingly on the hunt for a new challenge.


Deadpool fans were shocked when director Tim Miller exited the sequel in October last year, and now, nearly a year after, Miller is discussing some of the reasons why he abruptly left the film. During a conversation in a panel with THR to discuss his upcoming directing gig for filmmaker James Cameron’s vision for the continuation of the Terminator franchise, Miller explained that one of the reasons for his departure came down to the opportunity to tell different stories. Baring no apparent ill-will for Deadpool 2 (which is under the helm of John Wick and Atomic Blonde director David Leitch), Miller says:

“I felt like there was more stories (for Deadpool) to tell there, but I’m happy that somebody else is telling them. There was a sense of relief in that I get to do something new versus Deadpool 2. I think it would’ve been a great movie, but it was also going to be a continuation of what we had done. This really gave me a chance to do something new.”

Cameron revealed that he had read the script for Deadpool three years before the film was made and Miller explained how Cameron helped the project receive the green light:

“For people in Hollywood… like, if you send somebody a script usually you hear back two months later whether they liked it after asking them five times. I sent Jim the test and he’s like, ‘oh this is f***ing great, send me the script.’ And I sent him the script and the next day, he’s like, ‘Oh, they should be making this movie. I’m going to call somebody. Don’t tell anybody, but I’m going to call somebody. And he got us another at-bat on Deadpool.”

Miller reportedly departed Deadpool 2 due to creative differences with Reynolds, who is both the star and producer. Miller was replaced by David Leitch. Production on the sequel is currently underway in Vancouver and the film is scheduled to open in theaters on June 1, 2018.