Reynolds is also a producer for the Deadpool films alongside Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner.
Deadline broke the news today, but the specifics behind Miller's departure have yet to be named. But now the added pressure of producing a similarly exciting and successful sequel seems to have gotten the better of them, and Reynolds and Miller's conflict caused the director to depart. Fox isn't saying goodbye to Miller altogether, as he is expected to direct Fox's Influx, based on the Daniel Suarez novel, that could be the first in a trilogy. Between him, Reynolds and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, they had formed quite a tight unit that fought like hell with Fox to make the type of move they wanted with the original Deadpool. Per Box Office Mojo, "Deadpool" hauled in north of $782 million globally on a budget of $58 million.
We can't name a superhero sequel with greater anticipation from fans than Dead Pool 2, but it looks like director Tim Miller is walking away from the movie.
Deadpool 2 is without a director. It's the seventh-highest-grossing movie of 2016, and the highest-grossing R-rated film ever on worldwide basis. The popularity of the film and the campaign video might help boost the possibility of making the movie "Deadpool" a series.
Released in February, the R-rated Deadpool was a smash hit.
Deadpool was Miller's live-action directorial debut after a long career as a visual effects artist and animator.