Ryan Reynolds and Tim Miller's DEADPOOL 2 Creative Differences Reportedly Revealed
Last weekend, Deadpool director Tim Miller dropped out of the sequel because he and actor Ryan Reynolds didn’t see eye to eye on the direction of the film. Thanks to The Wrap we now have some rumored information on what went down and what they disagreed on that caused Miller to leave.
The sequel to Deadpool was in active development when the very first film went into production. It wasn’t until after the sequel was officially announced that things started to fall apart with the Deadpool creative team, which consisted of Reynolds, Miller, and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
When things first started rolling on the sequel, Reynolds, Resse and Wernick were gunning for a “scrappy, raunchy and inexpensive movie,” which was exactly what the first film was, and it worked! Deadpool was produced on a $58 million budget and it ended up pulling in $780 million at the box office.
According to an inside source, Miller wanted “a more stylish take, one that would compete with mega-budget superhero movies.” They say the budget for his vision would have skyrocketed to over $150 million. That’s just crazy! Deadpool doesn't need to be one of those mega-budget superhero films. The first film was so good and different from everything else because of its financial limitations. It made the creative team think outside of the box. Going back into the box just doesn’t seem to make sense.
According to the report, there “were two totally different movies on the table, and one of them just wasn’t Deadpool.” That’s sad to hear. Maybe Miller wasn’t the guy who was supposed to take Deadpool to the next level. In the end Reynolds, Reese and Wernick’s vision for the movie won, which is obviously the right choice.
So that’s apparently how it all went down. There was a lot of behind-the-scenes drama, and we’re probably only getting a little taste of it. If this is all true, the Deadpool sequel ended up in the right hands. Now hopefully they can hire a talented director to realize their vision.