Yesterday, EW reported that Tim Miller, the director behind Fox’s most lucrative X-Men film to date, Deadpool, has exited the production of Deadpool 2 over creative differences with the film’s star Ryan Reynolds.
The studio announced Miller was developing the sequel with Deadpool screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick back in April. However, Deadline notes that Miller and Reynolds experienced “mutual creative differences” over the project that eventually resulted in the director’s amicable departure.
As soon as the news broke, a couple of lauded horror practitioners attempted to throw their hats in the ring as potential replacements for Miller: Jen and Sylvia Soska, the Canadian filmmaking duo responsible for Dead Hooker in a Trunk, American Mary, and See No Evil 2 (among other) have been die-hard Deadpool fans since long before the film dropped, and would love nothing more than to give the sequel shot!
On Facebook, the Twisted Twins put out a call to action for their literal Army of followers:
Jen Soska: Hey guys and grrls! I know you all have lives and jobs and maybe children and/or pets, but we have a situation. Deadpool 2 needs a new director. Hopefully there is no one selected yet as we’re hunting down a meeting, but if ANY of you have the time or inclination to go absolutely BATSHIT online about how Deadpool 2 should really be directed by the two of us, I would be ever so grateful.
Fans mobilized and have drenched social media with a litany of posts, tweets, and meme’s; you can check out my favorite below.
While I have no way of predicting how effective such a campaign might be (do we actually live in an age where fans can influence the productions of our favorite films?), it certainly couldn’t hurt. And I agree that the Soska Sisters definitely have what it takes to make a Deadpool sequel incredible!
In the original Deadpool (2016): Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. His world comes crashing down when evil scientist Ajax (Ed Skrein) tortures, disfigures and transforms him into Deadpool. The rogue experiment leaves Deadpool with accelerated healing powers and a twisted sense of humor. With help from mutant allies Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), Deadpool uses his new skills to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life.