EXCLUSIVE: Citing creative differences, the director of the first Deadpool film, Tim Miller, parted ways with Ryan Reynolds and company. Reynolds wanted to keep the franchise on a small budget, where Miller wanted to take it up a notch. In his place, John Wick co-director David Leitch took the helm.
Having now worked with both directors, actor Stefan Kapičić, who played Colossus in the first film, and will reprise that role in the upcoming Deadpool 2, he recently spoke with LRM‘s own Joseph Jammer Medina, and gave his thoughts on the differences of the two directors.
“I’m still working on it, by the way, so I’m still in the process of tweaking the things we got. David is a beautiful director, and you can never compare directors, because they all have their own signature to directing. To me it was a beautiful experience working with Tim, and Tim’s my friend. On the other side, I met David a year ago, and started working with him. Every director teaches you something, and now I have a character, so we were tweaking it. Working with David is such a pleasure, because he’s such a clever and fast guy. He’s really a master of his job. I learned so many things from both of those directors. And, I mean, David did like John Wick and Atomic Blonde, two movies I really love, so it was really a pleasure.”
Kapičić words don’t appear to be purely diplomatic, there is a genuine feel to them. Just as a painter puts brush to canvas in his own unique way, so does a director as it applies to film. Kapičić has enjoyed working with both directors and took in what he could from each of them, the actor seems very willing to learn all he can, from whoever he may be working with at the time. Most actors who work with different directors throughout a franchise sing the praises of all who were involved.
It’s hard to blame Miller for wanting to play with a bigger budget, but it is also hard to blame Reynolds for not wanting to mess with the formula that worked so well for the first film.
Judging by the work they have already put out, which director do you prefer? Let us know in the comments down below!