The director of “John Wick”, David Leitch has emerged as a possible director to the Deadpool sequel. Tim Miller, the director of Deadpool had opted out of the sequel due to creative differences between him and Ryan Reynolds. The deal with David Leitch is not close yet but he is reportedly the frontrunner to direct it.
Leitch, has directed the John Wick as well as Charlize Theron thriller “The Coldest City”. He was also being eyed by 20th Century Fox to direct the X-Force spinoff. Miller had not formally signed on to direct “Deadpool 2,” but he was involved in the development and was naturally expected to return for sequel.
Aside from Reynolds, its not announced who will return for the sequel. However, 10 actresses are currently testing for the female lead Domino, who will also reportedly appear in “X-Force.” The contenders are Sienna Miller, Lizzy Caplan , Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kelly Rohrbach, Ruby Rose, Mackenzie Davis, Eve Hewson, Sofia Boutella, Stephanie Sigman, and Sylvia Hoeks. Here is the sequence of development of the sequel:
“In September 2015, Kinberg commented on the possibility of a sequel for Deadpool: “we were talking about the sequel while we were making the movie just because when you make a film like this that’s from a serialized source material, you hope that it’s the first of many”. By February 2016, Fox had already greenlit the film’s sequel, with Reese and Wernick returning to write the script, and Miller being eyed to return as director. In April 2016, Fox confirmed the sequel’s development, with Miller and Reynolds returning. Kinberg and Miller have also talked about the possibility of a crossover featuring Spider-Man. The sequel will begin filming in early 2017. Kinberg told /Film that the film will comment on events from other superhero movies.[ In October 2016, it was reported that Lizzy Caplan, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Sienna Miller, Sofia Boutella, Stephanie Sigman, Sylvia Hoeks, Ruby Rose, Mackenzie Davis, Eve Hewson and Kelly Rohrbach were auditioning for the part of Domino. In the same month, Miller left the sequel due to creative differences with Reynolds over the casting on Cable and the film’s direction, either a raunchy comedy or a stylized superhero movie. Six days later, Mashable reported that David Leitch was the frontrunner to direct the sequel, with Drew Goddard and Magnus Martens as other candidates.”