One of the most shocking stories to come out of 2016 comes in the form of director Tim Miller departing Deadpool 2. Everything from creative differences to budgetary issues were rumored to have been the cause for Miller leaving the superhero sequel, but, in a recent interview with Collider, Mr. Miller cleared things up on the matter once and for all.
"I just want to say one thing to the 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 3 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. I wanted to do the same thing [as the first movie]. Kyle Chandler was not going to be Cable. All this stuff that I read kind of kills me."
Interesting enough, Miller mostly debunks recent Internet rumors instead of offering any specifics as to why he decided to move on from the film. Despite this, Miller had nothing but good things to say regarding his experience making the first Deadpool, and about his replacement.
"Even when some 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 and the idea that it was a difficult movie…It wasn’t, it was a joy, and it was the best experience of my life. I wish them nothing but good — I hope it’s great. I hope it’s e 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, 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."
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