During the 100th episode of the podcast CG Garage (via Screen Rant), they interviewed directors Tim Miller and Joesph Kosinski (Oblivion, Tron Legacy). Tim opened up and dropped some tidbits about his exit from Deadpool 2, debunking a bunch of the trade rumors that pointed to reason for his departure.
Miller debunked those rumors of him wanting a stylized sequel with a budget three times the size of the original.
“I just want to say one thing to the geek audience out there, because it’s important to me what the geeks and nerds of the world think because they are my brothers and sisters. I didn’t want to make some stylized movie that was 3 times the budget. If you read the internet — who cares, really? But for those of you who do, I wanted to make the same kind of movie that we made before because I think that’s the right movie to make for the character. So don’t believe what you read on the internet.”
Another rumor he called bogus was that he was pushing for Kyle Chandler to play Cable, also not true.
“Kyle Chandler was not going to be Cable. All this stuff that I read kind of kills me.”
“I wish them nothing but good — I hope it’s great. I hope it’s a great movie. Because I love the character and I think it’s great, and I love all the actors and I want to see them successful again. I haven’t met David, but he’s a great guy from everything I’ve heard. I want nothing but the best for the character. And for Fox, too. They deserve to make more money. They need to make more money [laughs]. They were great. They were terrific.”
Hearing Miller’s side of things is something you likely won’t be reading in Entertainment Weekly.
Miller also sort of hints that added gore might have been one of the creative differences on Deadpool 2, as he mentioned during Deadpool‘s screenings didn’t test well with overboard violence.
The reason for his exit likely really came down to a personality clash with Ryan Reynolds or roadblocks trying to get his family over at Blur Studio paid for their work. You might remember that it was revealed that Blur practically did the effects on Deadpool for next to nothing and likely meant the effects team wasn’t getting great pay for it.
Visual Effects Supervisor Jonathan Rothbart, who worked closely with Miller and the team at Blur walked from the sequel. He isinstead tackling Shane Black’s The Predator. Again, I wouldn’t be shocked if the reasoning came down to clashes on Blur’s role.
SOURCE: CG GARAGE PODCAST