Fans were delighted earlier this year when ‘Deadpool‘ finally hit theaters after spending many years in limbo. The excitement continued as the studio officially announced that a sequel had been given the green light and the entire creative team would be returning. However, six months later found director Tim Miller leaving the project over creative differences. And now as the search for his replacement is currently ongoing, yet another key individual is leaving the Merc with a Mouth behind.
According to a post on Instagram earlier this week, superstar composer Tom Holkenborg AKA Junkie XL has also parted ways with the upcoming X-Men spinoff from 20th Century Fox. He noted that his decision not to score the sequel hinged on Miller’s departure because the filmmaker was “the driving force behind” the movie. Holkenborg also shared how hard it was to walk away from a project that he loved, but at the end of the day he felt that “it has to feel right”. You can check out his entire message below:
Frankly, this is pretty troubling. Sure, star Ryan Reynolds and writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese are still on board, but Miller was just as integral as they were in bringing Wade Wilson to life on the big screen properly. After all, his visual style and direction was one of the defining factors in what made the movie so good. And now with Junkie XL throwing his support behind the director, that could be a bad sign for what’s to come with Reynolds and company making the big decisions. But at the end of the day, there are some extremely talented filmmakers on the shortlist to helm the film, so things could really go either way at this point. But it’s really unfortunate that the next film will have to happen without another awesome score like this:
What does it say to you that Junkie XL has followed Tim Miller off of ‘Deadpool 2’? Are you concerned about the quality of the sequel? And who do you think should step in to compose the score for Wade Wilson’s next adventure? Let us know in the comments.