Deadpool director Tim Miller has dropped out of the planned sequel, according to Deadline. The Hollywood trade cites "creative differences" with lead actor/producer Ryan Reynolds, who reportedly negotiated more power in the movie's development with 20th Century Fox after the success of the original.
Taking it one step further, The Wrap reports that one of the key disagreements was over the casting of Cable. Miller reportedly wanted to cast Friday Night Lights alum Kyle Chandler in the role, but Reynolds balked - with the studio siding with the actor/producer.
Additionally, Miller was pushing for the sequel to have a more "stylized" feel while Reynolds wanted to adhere to the "raunchy comedy style" of the original according to The Wrap.
Miller's exit reportedly took place Friday evening, with the director expected to segue into another project for Fox: an adaptation of Daniel Suarez's novel Influx.
This would be the third director to drop out of a 20th Century Fox X-Men film in the past 12 months, with Gambit cycling through Rupert Wyatt and Doug Liman. Core X-Men director Bryan Singer has also stated he's taking a break from the franchise to work on other films.