Deadpool 2 Composer Departs Over Tim Miller Dispute

Thursday, 03 November 2016 - 3:05PM
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Thursday, 03 November 2016 - 3:05PM
Deadpool 2 Composer Departs Over Tim Miller Dispute
What is it with our favorite upcoming movies losing their creative visionaries? First Deadpool loses Tim Miller, then The Flash loses Rick Famuyiwa, and now Deadpool is losing another person: Junkie XL, the artist set to score the film. You might not know his name, but you probably know Junkie's super-cool electronic tracks from the "twelve bullets" sequence and the "maxiumum effort" scene in the first Deadpool.

According to his recent post on Instagram, Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL) decided to leave the movie due to the exit of Tim Miller, the director of the original Deadpool movie, who Holkenborg saw as the driving force behind the films:

A photo posted by Junkie XL (@junkie_xl) on



The departure of Miller and Holkenborg may seem like ominous signs for the new Deadpool, but if you put it all in context, the whole conflict may be painful but positive. As we've explained before, Miller apparently wanted the new Deadpool movie to resemble the big-budget superhero action movies that we've been seeing for the past few years, while Reynolds and the two writers attached to the film, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, wanted to keep the movie "scrappy, raunchy, and inexpensive," ie, stick to the spirit of the original. And guess what, the studio agreed with Reynolds. The final straw may have come from a casting dispute over the character Cable, where Reynolds once again took the issue to the studio and won out over Miller.

We've heard too many stories about primadonna movie stars running their own movies into the ground with insane, egotistical demands (like a different action movie Ryan Reynolds was in), but this may actually be a case where an A-list actor who believes fervently in the character's integrity had to fight to keep the director from turning the movie into a generic summer tentpole, complete with a giant budget. It's sad that Junkie XL, who did such a great job with the first film, decided that he wasn't comfortable working with anybody but Miller, but it doesn't spell doom for Deadpool 2. Not yet, at least.

Hopefully, this becomes just another entry into Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman's ongoing joke war. Maybe Jackman will join the production staff of Deadpool 2, just to leave over "creative differences" with Reynolds. Maybe a bowl of brown M&Ms will be involved.
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