Over the weekend, it was reported that Tim Miller, who directed Deadpool, would not be returning for the sequel, supposedly over a casting dispute with Ryan Reynolds. A new report from The Wrap says that the rift went deeper than that. And it makes Miller leaving sound like the best possible outcome.
The initial story, also from the Wrap, said that Miller’s leaving had to do with the director wanting a much more stylized action sequel, while Reynolds wanted to stick to the humor-based tone of the first one. A lot of the humor, remember, covered a very small budget. According the reports released over the weekend, the final straw had to do with the casting of Kyle Chandler as Cable. Reynolds objected and won the fight with the studio. But lost the director.