Junkie XL Won’t Return For “Deadpool 2”

The fallout from the “Deadpool” sequel continues. Almost two weeks ago came word that director Tim Miller had left the follow-up due to creative differences with star/producer Ryan Reynolds and 20th Century Fox.

Today comes the news that acclaimed composer Junkie XL (aka. Tom Holkenborg), who did the first film, has left the sequel in solidarity with Miller. Holkenborg broke the news on his Facebook page, and you can see the post below:

The “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” musician won’t be short of work though as he’s got the scores for “The Dark Tower,” “Godzilla 2,” “Justice League” and “Spectral” all in the works.

The production seemed to quickly overcome the stumble of Miller’s exit with word that “John Wick” co-director David Leitch is the favorite to take over for Miller. No potential composer replacements have been named.

Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who penned the first film, are also returning along with producers Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner.