When news that Tim Miller wouldn’t be returning to direct Deadpool 2, rumors of him wanting a bigger budget that focused more on the action started to emerge. Soon enough, the filmmaker became the target of vitriol and anger. Lately, Ryan Reynolds, who plays the title character, tried to squash some of those rumors by saying that the two had no animosity and any arguments being reported were just hearsay. But Miller has stayed quiet for the most part. Until now.
In a new interview, Miller is addressing those rumors head on, and echoing what Reynolds has said about their relationship while one set. More on the story below.
Miller spoke to CG Garage (via Collider) where he talked about those nasty rumors that started to emerge as soon as the split occurred:
“I just want to say one thing to the geek audience out there, because itâ€™s important to me what the geeks and nerds of the world think because they are my brothers and sisters. I didnâ€™t want to make some stylized movie that was 3 times the budget. If you read the internet â€” 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 thatâ€™s the right movie to make for the character. So donâ€™t believe what you read on the internet.”
Miller reiterated how he wanted to do the same thing as the first movie and also squashed the rumor that Friday Night Lights‘ start Kyle Chandler was being considered to play Cable:
“I wanted to do the same thing [as the first movie]. Kyle Chandler was not going to be Cable. All this stuff that I read kind of kills me.”
Obviously, that goes against the rumor that Miller wasn’t on board with what Reynolds and screenwriting duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick wanted. And despite those rumors of the set being a hostile work environment, Miller said it was the best experience for him, and has no ill-will towards anyone he has worked with:
“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 movieâ€¦It wasnâ€™t, it was a joy, and it was the best experience of my life.”
“I wish them nothing but good â€” I hope itâ€™s great. I hope itâ€™s a great movie. Because I love the character and I think itâ€™s great, and I love all the actors and I want to see them successful again. I havenâ€™t met David, but heâ€™s a great guy from everything Iâ€™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.”
It seems almost disappointing that Miller and Reynolds couldn’t find any common ground, but here we are, the two have gone their separate ways. As long as the two can make peace with each other, we can finally move past all these rumors and look forward to Deadpool 2 and Sonic the Hedgehog.
[Source: CG Garage via Collider]