Following the surprise news earlier this week that Tim Miller has vacated the director’s chair on Deadpool 2, it seems that 20th Century Fox is wasting little time in securing a replacement.
According to Mashable, the studio is keen on John Wick co-director David Leitch, although apparently several other directors remain in the mix, and a formal offer is yet to be made.
Leitch does have previous experience with Fox, star Reynold Reynolds and Deadpool, having served as stunt coordinator on X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He’s also performed stunts on previous Marvel movies Blade and Daredevil, as we;; as directing second unit on The Wolverine and Captain America: Civil War.
Having co-directed 2014’s John Wick alongside Chad Stahelski, Leitch returns as executive producer for the upcoming John Wick: Chapter 2, and is currently in post production on his second directorial effort The Coldest City starring Charlize Theron, James McAvoy and Sofia Boutella.