Deadpool 2: Fans Petition for Quentin Tarantino to Replace Tim Miller

Monday, 24 October 2016 - 4:34PM
Deadpool
Monday, 24 October 2016 - 4:34PM
Deadpool 2: Fans Petition for Quentin Tarantino to Replace Tim Miller
We were all very, very sad when we heard over the weekend that Tim Miller had dropped out of Deadpool 2, and so was the rest of the Deadpool fandom, including Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn:


Miller's direction was a huge part of the success of the first film, and his loss is a major blow. But now, Deadpool fans are picking up the pieces, and even suggesting replacements. Most notably, one Change.org petition is asking Fox to consider none other than Quentin Tarantino.

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If there was ever a chance to see Tarantino do a project almost guaranteed to make a billion dollars, this is it. We got a great taste of what this could be like in Kill Bill, but imagine having a guy like Tarantino write dialogue for The Merc with the Mouth! It would be so glorious. Join me!
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In reality, the petition should be petitioning Tarantino to consider the project, since I'm sure Fox would love to have him. It seems like much more of a stretch that Tarantino would ever be interested in directing the sequel; he was interested in directing a superhero movie (Luke Cage), at one point, but taking over someone else's vision in a blockbuster franchise is different from putting your own spin on the superhero genre. Plus, Deadline reported that Miller left over creative differences with Ryan Reynolds and possibly Fox, so Reynolds' vision may be taking precedence (maybe he should just direct the thing, now that I think about it).

But that being said, on its face recruiting Tarantino seems like a good idea. Tarantino is known as a master of dialogue, stylized violence, and send-ups of genres, all of which fall squarely in the Deadpool brand. It still seems more like a fantasy than an actual possibility, but we can dream.

Deadpool 2 is slated to come out on January 12, 2018.

Via Slashfilm

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