Director Tim Miller Leaves ‘Deadpool 2’
Movies| | By Sara Wilkins
Director Tim Miler has left Deadpool 2 after creative differences with the movie’s star, Ryan Reynolds.
Miller, who directed Deadpool, has parted ways with film studio Fox after butting heads with Reynolds over certain issues relating to the sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The 39-year-old, who plays the Marvel anti-superhero, was a producer on the original movie along with Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner, but sources told the publication his influence on the sequel has increased “exponentially.”
Miller hadn’t signed a formal deal for the sequel, but he was reportedly working on the script.
Deadpool has made more than $768 million since it opened on Valentine’s Day earlier this year, subsequently relaunching the career of Reynolds and catapulting director Miller to stardom.
Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that leading man Reynolds and Miller had increasingly disagreed on issues with the sequel, but Fox is adamant the parting of ways is amicable.
They revealed Miller will now helm another project, Influx, which is the adaptation of a sci-fi themed novel by Daniel Suarez.
Deadpool 2 is slated for release in 2018.