Previously reported that Tim Miller opted not to return for the second Deadpool installment, Miller opened up about his decision to the KCRW’s Business Podcast. According to Miller, Ryan Reynolds “wanted to be in control of the franchise.”
“It became clear that Ryan wanted to be in control of the franchise,” Miller said on KCRW’s The Business podcast. “You can work that way as a director, quite successfully, but I can’t. I don’t mind having a debate, but if I can’t win, I don’t want to play. And I don’t think you can negotiate every creative decision, there’s too many to make. So Ryan’s the face of the franchise, and he was the most important component of that, by far. So if he decides he wants to control it, then he’s going to control it.”
However, this isn’t the only report of Miller clashing with a significant person to a franchise. Reports also indicate that Miller clashed with Producer James Cameron on Terminator: Dark Fate. Miller discussed this relationship too in the interview with KCRW and stated that he will not work with Cameron ever again.
Tim’s feature film director credits only include Terminator: Dark Fate and Deadpool. This makes him two for two on shaky relationships with important individuals to their respective franchises.
Will this make Miller’s ability to get another large franchise more difficult or does his style and abilities make him valuable? What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.