Deadpool 2 director Tim Miller left because he wanted a 'mega-budget superhero film' unlike Ryan Reynolds

'There were two totally different movies on the table, and one of them just wasn’t Deadpool'

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Earlier this month, Deadpool fans were left shocked after director Tim Miller announced his departure from the film’s sequel

Along with Ryan Reynolds and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, Miller was fundamental in getting the X-Men spin-off made, reportedly leaking the infamous test footage that got fans behind the project. 

Fox revealed ‘creative differences’ were to blame: exactly what this meant remained a mystery until now. Insiders have since revealed to The Wrap what exactly happened that led to Miller’s amicable departure from Deadpool 2.

According to the report, soaring budgets and conflicting visions were at the centre of the disagreement, Miller wanting the sequel to be a flashy, mega-budget superhero film, while Reynolds, Reese and Wernick believing wanting to keep things scrappy, raunchy and inexpensive.

“There were two totally different movies on the table, and one of them just wasn’t Deadpool,” one insider told the publication, referring to Miller’s vision. 

Deadpool, which was released earlier this year, had a budget of $58 million, significantly less than the likes of Batman v Superman and Captain America: Civil War, yet it still grossed over $780 million worldwide. 

Miller’s sequel would have reportedly cost up to three times what the beloved original cost, something that was not compatible with the other three creative’s ideas. Fox, Reynolds and Miller have yet to comment on the situation. 

Meanwhile, fans are petitioning for Quentin Tarantino to direct the sequel instead of Miller. Those looking for their next taste of Fox’s Marvel universe should also check out the new trailer for Logan - AKA Wolverine 3 - featuring an elderly looking Hugh Jackman.