Ryan Reynolds’ Merc with a Mouth debuted in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Reynolds spent over five years trying to bring to life, a solo Deadpool movie, and boy did that pay off for him and Fox Studios.
The first Deadpool movie was released in the year 2016 and was directed by Tim Miller. He declined to return for the sequel due to creative differences before being replaced with John Wick creator David Leitch. Miller revealed that he refused to be a part of Deadpool 2 because of Reynolds’ wish to control the direction of the Deadpool franchise.
“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
It takes some real guts to speak the truth and that too against the fan-favourite Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds. Credit should go to Miller for speaking in public and expressing his concern over the money influenced franchises. According to Miller, the director should be in control of the movie.
However, now it is improbable that Reynolds will have much control over the Deadpool series in the future. Fox Studios is now a part of Disney who now by default own Deadpool. Kevin Feige is unlikely to yield control over any of the franchises… Deadpool included. Is there likely to be a Reynolds-Feige clash? Only time will tell.
About the Deadpool Franchise
Deadpool is one of the most successful R-rated movie series with Ryan Reynolds portraying the anti-hero Deadpool. Deadpool and its sequel Deadpool 2 have grossed over $1.5 billion at the box office. However, after the acquisition of Fox by Disney, Kevin Feige confirmed that Deadpool and X-men would be integrated into Marvel Cinematic Universe. Surprisingly, Ryan Reynolds will not exit the role and continue playing in the MCU with the next Deadpool movie expected to release in 2022.