Recently, Deadpool director, Tim Miller, sat down to talk about his experience directing Terminator: Dark Fate. Despite arguing with James Cameron and other creatives over choices on the film, Miller knew he was the one with the final say. For Deadpool, however, this was apparently not the case.
Miller told The Hollywood Reporter that a big reason why he left Deadpool 2 was the man behind the Merc himself, Ryan Reynolds. "It became clear that Ryan wanted to be in control of the franchise. You can work that way as a director, quite successfully, but I can't," Miller said.
Ryan Reynolds was very involved with the project from the start, pushing the studio to make the Deadpool movie happen. Under Tim Miller's direction, the film became a critical and financial success. Deadpool earned over $782 million against a small budget of $58 million. The movie also became the ninth-highest grossing film of 2016.
Despite Deadpool's success, Miller did not return for the 2018 sequel. Instead, David Leitch helmed the project. Miller's original script for the sequel was allegedly quite different from the final product.
Miller's newest film, Terminator: Dark Fate received positive critical response, but ultimately bombed at the box office. Like Deadpool, Miller had another contentious relationship on set, this time with James Cameron. The director recently admitted that he wouldn't want to work with Cameron again.
Directed by Tim Miller and produced by James Cameron, Terminator: Dark Fate stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Mackenzie Davis, Gabriel Luna, Natalia Reyes and Diego Boneta. The film is in theaters now.