Earlier today, we reported that Tim Miller had left the Deadpool sequel over creative differences with Ryan Reynolds.
It was apparently an amicable split, but now more details have come forward about the situation.
According to The Wrap, the two could not agree on who to cast as Cable.
The report states:
Miller, who owns a visual effects studio and we’re told did much of the polishing work on the original Deadpool for free, wanted more of a stylized sequel, while the actor placed his focus more on the raunchy comedy style that earned the first movie its R rating. The casting issue also eventually came to a head over Kyle Chandler‘s rumored participation. Miller wanted the Bloodline star to play Cable, though Reynolds did not. Ultimately, the studio backed its marketable star, and the man behind the camera packed up his lenses.”
Apparently, there were some other issues with Reynolds and Miller that weren’t really reported:
The departure was “amicable,” a studio source said, though we’ve heard elsewhere that Reynolds and Miller have had a contentious relationship for quite a while now. The two haven’t had much of a relationship since the first “Deadpool” was released, not even speaking for long periods of time.
Sounds like the sequel isn’t off to the best start.
However, in terms of who should be cast as Cable – be sure to check out our list of who we think should play the character and tell us what you think.
Deadpool 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on January 12, 2018.
Source: The Wrap