David Leitch to Direct ‘Deadpool 2’

Posted November 19, 2016 by Eoin Friel in News

This has been rumoured for several weeks now but THR has officially announced that John Wick co-director David Leitch will be helming Deadpool 2.

They state “the development occurs just weeks after Fox lost Tim Miller as the director to the X-Men spin-off sequel. Miller, who was an integral part of the first movie, which opened in February this year, exited the project over “creative differences” with star Ryan Reynolds.

Leitch’s name surfaced just days after Miller’s exit, although the producers and studio had filmmakers such as Rupert Sanders, Drew Goddard and Magnus Martens on their to-meet list. Leitch met with Reynolds in New York and was offered the gig soon after.

At the same time, Fox and the producers are also putting into motion Deadpool 3 and will be searching for a separate filmmaker to tackle that installment.

Leitch is well versed in action movie parlance. He made his directorial debut co-directing Wick, the Keanu Reeves revenge thriller, with Chad Stahelski. Before that, however, he and Stahelski spent years as stunt coordinators and second unit directors, creating a stunt company named 87eleven.”

I am 100% on board with this decision as Leitch is a real talent and after interviewing him for John Wick I can also say that he’s a really cool guy too.


Source: THR

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Eoin Friel

I started The Action Elite a few years ago; it's grown from strength to strength but now seems like the right time to expand. I've always loved different movie genres like horror, sci-fi and dramas so you'll see a wide range of different movies covered here.


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