John Wick co-director David Leitch is one of the top contenders to helm Deadpool 2.
Recently, Tim Miller, who directed the first part, dropped out due to creative differences with star Ryan Reynolds, reported Variety.
Miller had not formally signed on to direct Deadpool 2, but was in the process of developing the script and was expected to return.
The split was reportedly an amicable one. Upon his departure from the superhero film, Miller was offered another big project by Fox. He is booked for Influx, an adaptation of David Suarez’s novel that has been adapted by Mark Bomback, and is expected to launch a film trilogy.
Most of the creative team had been expected to return for Deadpool 2. Fox Film chief Stacey Snider confirmed that screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick would be back to handle script.
The studio has not set a release date for the film yet.
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