At the beginning of this year when I had a few doubts about the future of Fox’s Marvel properties, Deadpool was released, and audiences both laughed at the antics of Deadpool, and cheered when Negasonic Teenage Warhead did her thing. The movie brought a smile to fans, and the future of the franchise (and comic book movies) looked promising. This good feeling was muted when was announced that the director Tim Miller was leaving its sequel, Deadpool 2, due to creative differences.
A few months back, rumors and reports flooded movie websites indicating that Tim Miller and Ryan Reynolds could not come to terms on the direction of the film. One side (Miller) supposedly wanted a bigger budget, while the other side (Reynolds) wanted to keep it much like the original as a low key film focusing on the primary characters, with no need for millions of dollars spent on talent just to fill a roster spot.
But was it true? Apparently not, if you want to believe Miller, who addressed these issues during a 90-minute panel from CG Garage. Despite what some people thought of Tim bailing, he had nothing but the utmost respect for the film.
“Even when some people go, ‘The movie was really hard to make.’ The movie was a joy to make. I think you see it on screen. We all had such a good time. We had a few arguments in post, but nothing more than usual. The crew was so great, everybody was going to come back and we were going to have such a good time and the idea that it was a difficult movie…It wasn’t, it was a joy, and it was the best experience of my life.”
He also explained about his intent on keeping with the way of filming that made the movie so successful:
“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.”
Oh internet, I hate you, gathering all these (usually true) rumors. However, Tim seems like a good guy and even ended with nothing but well wishes.
“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.”
Well, sounds like you can’t believe everything you hear. Not the biggest surprise, but it’s still hard to take a man’s word as gospel nowadays. After all, we can’t expect a man to smack talk his co-filmmakers. He may, after all, have to work with these folks again someday, and you don’t get anywhere in Hollywood burning bridges.
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SOURCE: CG Garage (via Collider)