Newswire: John Wick’s David Leitch might direct Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2 is already in production, so the recent loss of director Tim Miller—who walked over creative differences that arose “amicably” between him and star Ryan Reynolds—could be seen as a bit of a hurdle for 20th Century Fox to clear. The studio’s looking for a new director, though it’s not clear whether studio execs have been forwarded that online petition to bring Quentin Tarantino on board. But it looks like the list of options is growing ever shorter, as Mashable reports that John Wick co-director David Leitch is the current frontrunner. The publication’s sources indicate that, while no formal offer has been made, Leitch is the studio’s top pick.

A few other unnamed directors remain in the pool, but apparently Reynolds’ own agency, WME, has been making the push for Leitch. The former Matrix trilogy stunt coordinator has certainly been on an upward …

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