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Director Tim Miller exits 'Deadpool 2' over creative differences with Ryan Reynolds

By Wade Sheridan
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'Deadpool" star Ryan Reynolds arrives at the Canadian premiere of "Mississippi Grind" at Roy Thomson Hall during the Toronto International Film Festival on September 16, 2015. "Deadpool" director Tim Miller exited the franchise due to creative differences with Reynolds. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/f70be639e8d967609e0e0d62becb712d/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
'Deadpool" star Ryan Reynolds arrives at the Canadian premiere of "Mississippi Grind" at Roy Thomson Hall during the Toronto International Film Festival on September 16, 2015. "Deadpool" director Tim Miller exited the franchise due to creative differences with Reynolds. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Director Tim Miller has exited Deadpool 2 due to creative differences with star Ryan Reynolds according to reports.

As Deadline notes, Miller who directed the original comic book hit for Fox, had not officially signed on to helm the sequel but was developing the script and had planned on returning.

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The split is said to be amicable with Fox now moving Miller onto a new film based on the Daniel Suarez novel Influx.

Miller worked closely with Reynolds on the first film and is rumored to have been the one behind the leaked Deadpool footage that led to Fox greenlighting the film following positive feedback from fans.

Deadpool 2 is expected to hit theaters in 2018 with Reynolds once again returning as the foul-mouthed mutant mercenary and as a producer.

Currently, the project is in the casting stages with a reported number of actresses, including Lizzy Caplan, Mackenzie Davis and Ruby Rose, vying for the role of Domino, the film's new female lead.

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The original Deadpool, released in February, was a box-office hit having grossed $786 million worldwide.

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