You can attribute the surprise success of “Deadpool” last year to a number of people, specifically the teamwork of star Ryan Reynolds, director Tim Miller and screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. That’s why fans were so shocked when director Tim Miller dropped out of the team just as pre-production on the sequel geared up last October.
After a month of searching, “Deadpool 2” found a new helmer in “John Wick” co-director David Leitch, who joined Team DP back in November. With a new director on board, one might wonder how that’s affected the chemistry behind the scenes. In a chat with IGN, “Deadpool 2” co-screenwriter Rhett Reese spoke about working with the new member of the team.
“It’s been phenomenal,” said Reese of working with Leitch. “David has his own, you know, point of view that’s different from Tim’s. He comes into a situation obviously where there already exists a tone and a style, so he’s going to stay pretty close to that, I think. But at the same time, he brings a new approach and it’s enlivened us definitely to try new things and to do things a little bit different from the first ‘Deadpool.’ Not drastically, but enough that you get the sense that it’s coming from a slightly different team. We love Tim Miller to death, we also love Dave now. I think you’ll be very satisfied with what we’re cooking up. We are loving our script right now, and the direction that it’s headed. So I think audiences hopefully will be pleased.”
Directed by David Leitch (“John Wick”), the “Deadpool” sequel will once again star Ryan Reynolds, joined (so far) by Zazie Beetz as Domino, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Karan Soni as Dopinder and, presumably, Stefan Kapičić as the voice of Colossus.