With director Tim Miller hopping off the Deadpool train due to alleged creative differences, the search is presumably on to find a willing replacement. For at least 1,700 apparent fans of this year's R-rated Ryan Reynolds blockbuster, the choice is clear: Quentin Tarantino. But is the guy behind Pulp Fiction really the right one for the job?
Carl Champion Jr., who recently launched a Change.org petition calling for Tarantino to slide into the director's chair, appears to think so. "If there was ever a chance to see Tarantino do a project almost guaranteed to make a billion dollars, this is it," Champion wrote in the Comic Book-spotted petition. "We got a great taste of what this could be like in Kill Bill, but imagine having a guy like Tarantino write dialogue for The Merc with the Mouth! It would be so glorious."
Tarantino is inarguably pretty fucking great when he's really in his flow. However, as an updated version of the petition's description points out, Tarantino might very well run into some creative differences of his own. Though nothing has been confirmed by Reynolds or anyone else related to the production, Miller's exit was reported by Deadline as stemming from "mutual creative differences." Miller's departure was reportedly an amicable decision, with the director now expected to simply take over another 20th Century Fox project.
The tentatively titled Deadpool 2 will feature the debut of Cable, the casting of which was rumored to have influenced Miller's split. Prior to walking away from the surefire hit, Miller told Collider he and Reynolds were taking their time to ensure the movie didn't veer into Spider-Man 3 territory. "What you don't want to do is all the stupid stuff like 'Oh, now it has to be twice as big because people are going to be bored!' or 'It's going to have three times the villains!'" Miller said back in April.
Deadpool 2 is expected to hit theaters at some point in 2018.