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DEADPOOL 2 (2018): Fans Launch Petition For Quentin Tarantino To Direct Sequel

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Online Petition Calls For Quentin Tarantino To Direct Deadpool 2

Fans are circulating a petition on the internet that seeks to make Quentin Tarantino director for the upcoming Deadpool 2.

Coming on the heels of Tim Miller‘s unexpected departure from the project, fans created a Change.org petition that suggested the Hateful Eight director would be best suited to replace him. The petition, which was launched on Sunday, has already gathered hundreds of signatures. Whether Fox executives will heed the call and hand Deadpool 2 over to Tarantino remains to be seen:

“If there was ever a chance to see Tarantino do a project almost guaranteed to make a billion dollars, this is it,” writes the petition’s creator, Carl Champion Jr. “We got a great taste of what this could be like in ‘Kill Bill,’ but imagine having a guy like Tarantino write dialogue for The Merc with the Mouth! It would be so glorious.”

As of this afternoon, nearly 950 people have agreed with him.

Miller reportedly dropped out of “Deadpool 2” on Friday, following creative differences with star Ryan Reynolds. Co-founder of the visual effects company Blur Studio, Miller was instrumental in convincing Fox to greenlight what was considered a risky film, which went on to earn $782.6 million worldwide.

It’s been suggested that the relationship between Miller and Reynolds had grown “contentious,” with the two disagreeing about the correct approach to the sequel and the casting of Cable.

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