I think I can speak for all Comic Book movie fans when the news came out that Tim Miller had exited as the director for the upcoming ‘Deadpool‘ movie sequel. Now we know who will be taking on the role as HollywoodReporter is stating that ‘John Wick’ director David Leitch has been signed on. Check out more details on this below, and share your thoughts AFTER THE JUMP!
Leitch, one half of the directing and stunt team behind the John Wick movies, has closed a deal to direct Fox’s Deadpool 2.
The development occurs just weeks after Fox lost Tim Miller as the director to the X-Men spin-off sequel. Miller, who was an integral part of the first movie, which opened in February this year, exited the project over “creative differences” with star Ryan Reynolds.
Leitch’s name surfaced just days after Miller’s exit, although the producers and studio had filmmakers such as Rupert Sanders, Drew Goddard and Magnus Martens on their to-meet list. Leitch met with Reynolds in New York and was offered the gig soon after.