Report: DEADPOOL Eyes Replacement Director With Long Comic Book Movie Cred

Still from "Deadpool"
Credit: 20th Century Fox

John Wick co-director David Leitch is reportedly the "strong frontrunner" to direct 20th Century Fox's Deadpool sequel, according to Mashable. No offer has been made to the director as of yet, but he is said to be "at the top of" a list of directors teh studio and actor/producer Ryan Reynolds are considering. 

Leitch is currently directing an adaptation of the graphic novel The Coldest City, and was announced to be co-directing Valiant's Bloodshot for Sony with his John Wick partner Chad Stahelski. Leitch also served as a second unit director on Captain America: Civil War and The Wolverine, and was the action coordinator on X-Men Origins: Wolverine, working closely with Deadpool's Ryan Reynolds.

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