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Deadpool fans launch a petition for Quentin Tarantino to direct the sequel

By Cath Clarke

Fans have launched an online petition to persuade Quentin Tarantino to sign-up to Marvel’s ‘Deadpool 2’, after the film’s director Tim Miller consciously uncoupled with the project last week – reportedly over creative differences with Ryan Reynolds, who stars as the foul-mouthed anti-superhero.

So far the petition has over 3,000 signatures. It was started by Carl Champion Jr, who writes:

‘If there was ever a chance to see Tarantino do a project almost guaranteed to make a billion dollars, this is it. 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. Join me!’

Tarantino might be a perfect fit for super-violent ‘Deadpool’ – the black sheep of the Marvel-verse. But can you really imagine the motor-mouthed, massively ego-ed filmmaker directing a sequel? Nah. Us neither. Besides, Tarantino's heart belongs elsewhere in Marvel. Here he is talking to the Nerdist Podcast last year.

‘One of the outside projects that I considered doing was a Luke Cage movie. Luke Cage was my hero when I was a kid collecting comic books. He was my favourite character.’

‘Deadpool’ smashed box office records this year, becoming the highest earning X-rated movie of all time and making made $786 million worldwide. The sequel is expected in cinema in January 2018.

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