It’s hard to get the full story many times on why people leave film projects, and back in October, it seemed Deadpool director Tim Miller’s dropping out of the sequel might be one of them.
The official reason was “creative differences,” but there also was speculation he had a desire to create a more “traditional” superhero film with a larger budget, and that was one of the sticking points.
In a new interview with CG Garage (courtesy of Collider), Miller actually addressed those rumors head on.
“I didn’t want to make some stylized movie that was three times the budget. If you read the Internet — 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 movie to make for the character. So don’t believe what you read on the Internet.”
Other reports indicated Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds balked at Miller’s plan to cast Friday Night Lights star Kyle Chandler as the futuristic mercenary Cable, but the director also was quick to refute those stories as well.
“Kyle Chandler was not going to be Cable. All this stuff that I read kind of kills me.”
Despite parting ways with Twentieth Century Fox over Deadpool 2, Miller remains in the studio’s good graces. He’s already signed a deal to helm an adaptation of the sci-fi novel Influx, which is expected to be the first installment of a new trilogy.
And as for Deadpool 2‘s box office prospects?
“I wish them nothing but good. They deserve to make money.”
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