Tim Miller, who directed Deadpool has parted ways with the studio over what insiders say are creative differences between him and Ryan Reynolds. He will not helm Deadpool 2 now.
Deadpool made $786 million worldwide when it opened on Valentine’s Day this year, launching a new franchise for the studio. The movie re-energized Reynolds’ career but also began a second act for Miller, a visual-effects specialist who founded Blur Studio and made a name for himself making video game trailers and opening credits.
In April, 20th Century Fox confirmed that Reynolds, Miller and co-screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick would all return for the sequel. As hinted in a post-credits scene, Deadpool will likely be joined by the comic book character Sable in the sequel, the filmmakers said at CinemaCon.
Miller’s split with the sequel and Fox studio is said to be amicable, as the director will immediately jump onto another Fox property, Influx, the first installment of a planned trilogy.