Deadpool 2: Ryan Reynolds discusses Tim Miller leaving X-Men spin-off

'Tim’s brilliant and nobody worked harder on Deadpool than he did'

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Despite Ryan Reynolds, director Tim Miller, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick struggling to acquire initial funding for Deadpool, the film was an international success, quickly becoming the highest-grossing R-Rated film of all time worldwide

Fans (and Fox) initially believed the original creative team would be back for the inevitable sequel. However, earlier this year, Miller revealed he would no longer be directing Deadpool 2, the studio saying ‘creative differences’ broke up the original four-piece. 

Later reports concluded that the fundamental difference centred on Miller wanting the sequel to have a larger budget while the other three believed in keeping the film simple, like the original. 

Reynolds has since spoken to GQ about the split, revealing very little, telling the publication: “All I can really add is that I’m sad to see him off the film. Tim’s brilliant and nobody worked harder on Deadpool than he did.”

The actor was more open to talking about the creative process behind the original film, saying: "Making the movie was very, very difficult. It was the most passionate group of individuals I’ve ever worked with in my life. And for whatever reason, that mercurial crazy burgoo of people is what made this thing work so well, not just because I had this vision and I saw it this way and it had to be this way. 

“It worked because we all had that feeling. But there were vaguely scary fights in the post-production process that escalated quickly. Luckily, everybody’s grown up and at the end of the day enjoys and loves each other.”

Speaking of Miller’s input, he said: ”I know when I need to exert control, and I know when I need to let go of it. I’m not gonna go and sit with Tim Miller and say, ‘The visual effects of Deadpool need to be done this way.’ The man is a visual-effects wizard. But there are character and tone things that I know really well. And I’ve also been with this thing the longest out of anybody, aside from the guys that wrote the comics. 

“Eleven years I’ve been trying to get this Sisyphus rock up the hill, and it kept rolling back on top of me. So I’m gonna be all the fuck over it from the moment it starts to the moment it finishes.”

Meanwhile, reports recently began circulating that Fox is already looking into making Deadpool 3, with sources revealing the studio is looking to employ a writer capable of bringing in another X-Men based team, the X-Force, acting as a semi-reboot for the superhero series.