As many of you already know, director Tim Miller abruptly stepped down from directing the Deadpool 2 movie several days ago. However, no one really knew why he did, especially considering the success of the first film. And now reports are coming out as what really happened. As it turns out, the tipping point eventually came over the decision as to who would play Cable. In short, Miller was in favor of Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), but Ryan Reynolds wanted to go another route, although there are no specifics as to who he wanted to play the role.

Early reports also say that Miller and Reynolds had differences on the set of the first film, but it obviously had not escalated to this point. In addition to the differences over the casting of Cable, Miller was interested in exploring “the bigger facets and more unusual realms of Deadpool’s place in the X-Men universe” whereas Reynolds wanted to focus more on “the first movie’s raunchy comedy and self-referential satirical sensibilities.”

In the end, it’s a shame that the two had to part ways. It seems like their differences provided a well-needed balance that lead to the success of first film. Interestingly enough, Miller actually wasn’t officially signed on to direct the second film. With original screenwriters, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick penning the sequel, it was assumed that Miller would direct. With him having stepped down, the search is on for someone to take over and it seems that fans have someone in mind already – Quentin Tarantino.

A petition on has begun a campaign to get Tarantino to direct the film. Here is what the petition proposes,

“If there was ever a chance to see Tarantino do a project almost guaranteed to make a billion dollars, this is it. We got a great taste of what this could be like in Kill Bill, but imagine having a guy like Tarantino write dialogue for The Merc with the Mouth! It would be so glorious.”

As of this writing, the petition has garnered 2,308 signatures. Tarantino has said that he would like to end his career after his tenth movie. That only leaves him with a couple more films to go. At one point, he did express an interest in directing a Luke Cage movie, but that was before Netflix announced their intentions to create a series about him. With that in mind, it doesn’t seemed too far fetched that Tarantino would ever direct a superhero film.

Tarantino seems like a great choice at first glance, but would he really make a good director for the film? After accomplishments like Kill Bill and his recent film, The Hateful Eight, the man could direct home video of someone’s birthday party and even that would Oscar buzz worthy. However, a counter argument could be that Deadpool is a character who needs a certain kind of touch. And as great as a director as Tarantino is, his touch may not be the specific kind the character is looking for. You’d want someone as crazy and passionate about the character like Miller was. Remember, he played an essential role in getting the first film off the ground in comparison to others. Without Miller, there’s a chance that the franchise may never be the same.

Source: Screenrant & Movieweb 

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