As part of a new interview with GQ, Ryan Reynolds has finally gone on the record about the changes taking place behind the scenes on the sequel to this year’s superhero comedy hit “Deadpool”.
Reynolds only offered a brief statement, saying: “All I can really add is that I’m sad to see him off the film. Tim’s brilliant and nobody worked harder on Deadpool than he did.” Miller’s departure was reportedly the result of creative differences with Reynolds.
Meanwhile the first film’s co-writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese attended a special “Deadpool” screening and Q&A at Fox Studios in Los Angeles this weekend and revealed that Fox and Marvel came to a brief deal over the film.
The deal related to the character of Negasonic Teenage Warhead and was due to the writers having to change her powers. Fox was able to do it, in exchange they gave up the character of Ego The Living Planet who will soon be incorporated into the “Guardians of the Galaxy” sequel:
“We were looking down the list of the 400 [‘X-Men’] characters that Fox owns, and NTW jumped out and we were like, ‘yes’. I don’t care what her powers are. She’s gonna be in the movie.’…Kurt Russell’s Ego the Living Planet in the new ‘Guardians’ movie was the character that Fox swapped with Marvel to [change] Negasonic Teenage Warhead powers.”
“Deadpool 2” is currently targeting an early 2018 release.