Ryan Reynolds Talks 'Deadpool 2′: New Director, Wolverine Crossover and More

"Deadpool 2" doesn't have a confirmed United Kingdom release date yet, but is set to open in the U.S. on 2 March 2018.

When "Deadpool" director Tim Miller left/was dropped from the sequel, fans were left with the classic reason of "creative differences".

It went viral as hell as soon as it was shared, and the internet pondered Reynolds' mental state, but six months on, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, he insists that what we're seeing is just his very normal resting face.

"He's just a guy who's so muscular with his action", Reynolds noted of Leitch. One source from the production implied that it was Miller who didn't share Reynolds and the other writers' vision of Deadpool 2, which led to his departure from the sequel and David Leitch, fresh from his success on the John Wick movie, to replace him as the director. He also really understands those Deadpool sensibilities and where we need to take the franchise from here. "I didn't want to make some stylized movie that was three times the budget", he said.

"I just want to say one thing to the geek audience out there, because it's important to me what the geeks and nerds of the world think because they are my brothers and sisters". We all had such a good time. [Image by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment/AP Images] According to the Independent, Miller wanted a much flashier sequel and though they didn't provide any details on what exactly the Deadpool director wanted it was sort of implied that he might be looking for more explosions, more characters and more locations.

The goal for us when we sat down and started talking about it was it needs to be as provocative and startling as the first film which means it can't just be a continuation of the first film.That's the biggest mandate going into on the second film: to not make it bigger. "We have to resist the temptation to make it bigger in scale and scope, which is normally what you do when you have a surprise hit movie", he told EW.

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