Director had creative differences with Ryan Reynolds

Actor Ryan Reynolds attends the Deadpool fan event at AMC Empire Theatre. Photo / Getty
Actor Ryan Reynolds attends the Deadpool fan event at AMC Empire Theatre. Photo / Getty

It might be the highest-grossing R-Rated film of all time but the man who directed Deadpool has just quit the highly-anticipated sequel.

Tim Miller has reportedly quit Deadpool 2 over creative differences with the movie's star Ryan Reynolds.

Director Tim Miller, actor and actor Ryan Reynolds from Deadpool speak onstage at the 20th Century FOX panel during Comic-Con International. Photo / Getty
Director Tim Miller, actor and actor Ryan Reynolds from Deadpool speak onstage at the 20th Century FOX panel during Comic-Con International. Photo / Getty

According to Deadline Miller has parted ways with Fox after he and Reynolds continually butted heads over what direction to take the sequel.

Miller originally made his mark working as a visual effects specialist for his own company Blur Studios.

The film itself might've called the director an "overpaid tool" but there's no denying how much time and effort Miller put into the superhero.

The Deadpool test footage that leaked in 2014 is believed to have been leaked by Miller himself which created so much hype and excitement it didn't take Fox long to give the film the green light and funding - a move they had delayed for years.

Actor Ryan Reynolds (L) embraces Deadpool director Tim Miller at the 20th Century FOX panel during Comic-Con. Photo / Getty
Actor Ryan Reynolds (L) embraces Deadpool director Tim Miller at the 20th Century FOX panel during Comic-Con. Photo / Getty

Making close to $800 million this year, the Marvel film was praised for its "breaking the fourth wall" approach where the actors talk directly to the audience and its strong emphasis on black humour.

(L-R) Actors Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Morena Baccarin, Ryan Reynolds, and Brianna Hildebrand of Deadpool pose for a portrait. Photo / Getty
(L-R) Actors Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Morena Baccarin, Ryan Reynolds, and Brianna Hildebrand of Deadpool pose for a portrait. Photo / Getty

Deadpool 2 is currently in the casting stages and due for release in 2018.

Despite reports the director and star had completely different dreams for how the sequel was to be made it is believed Miller quit the movie "amicably."

Actor Ryan Reynolds (L) and director Tim Miller from Deadpool appear onstage at the 20th Century FOX panel. Photo / Getty
Actor Ryan Reynolds (L) and director Tim Miller from Deadpool appear onstage at the 20th Century FOX panel. Photo / Getty

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