Tim Miller Reveals That He Had the Same Vision for DEADPOOL 2 as Ryan Reynolds, So What Happened?
When Tim Miller left Deadpool 2 there were reports that the reason was because he and Ryan Reynolds didn’t have the same vision. There were rumors that he wanted to make a big film with a bigger budget with more bells and whistles. There were also said to be disputes over the actor who would play Cable. It was said that Miller wanted Kyle Chandler but no one else did.
According to Miller, all of that is wrong. There is no truth to it at all. In fact, it seems like his vision was in line with everyone else's vision. Miller recently gave his first interview since he left the project to CG Garage, and he opened up about everything:
“I haven’t talked since Deadpool 2, I stepped off the movie. I just want to say one thing to our geek audience out there, because it’s important to me what the geeks and nerds of the world think, because they are my brothers and sisters.
“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.”
As you can see, that’s exactly what Reynolds and his writers wanted for the sequel. He went on to talk about the casting of Cable:
“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.”
So what is it that actually drove Miller off the film!? If everything was in line and everyone was on the same page about the approach of the film, where did it all go wrong? Obviously, something happened behind the scenes that no one is talking about, but at least we know that it’s not because of the difference of vision for the character. Whatever did happen, Miller isn’t holding any grudges:
“I wish them nothing but good — I hope it’s great. I hope it’s a great movie. Because I love the character and I think it’s great, and I love all the actors and I want to see them successful again. I haven’t met David [Leitch], but he’s a great guy from everything I’ve heard. I want nothing but the best for the character. And for Fox, too. They deserve to make more money. They need to make more money [laughs]. They were great. They were terrific.”
I know that the fans are hoping for the same thing. It sucks that things didn’t work out with Miller for the sequel, but I have confidence that John Wick director David Leitch will give us something amazing.