Seemingly overnight, Deadpool director Tim Miller went from obscurity to being one of the most in-demand writer/directors in the superhero business. Despite this newfound status, however, Miller assures fans that he's sticking with Deadpool for the foreseeable future, and revealed some details about the future of the character and his contemporaries in a new interview with Collider (link below).
In addition to confirming that he is indeed on board to direct the Deadpool sequel, he also says that Fox is not putting any pressure on him to get it done quickly...
“None of the times that have been under discussion have made me go, ‘Oh no, you’re going to make me do something horrible just to meet that [release date].’ They want it to be great, and they’re giving us the time to make it great.”
As for the film itself, while most people loved it, Miller sees it more for its issues than what works, but is also using that to become a better director...
“I don’t look at Deadpool and think, ‘Oh, that’s a perfect movie.’ I look at it and go, ‘Oh, God, there’s so much stuff I could do better.’ What you don’t want to do is all the stupid stuff like ‘Oh, now it has to be twice as big because people are going to be bored!’ or ‘It’s going to have three times the villains!’
“It feels like a small movie to me and I feel like I could have done a much better job of getting us out there and adding some scope. I don’t think I did a good job with establishing shots and scope and making it feel like a bigger world. It feels like a small indie movie, and some of that works well, but some of it I think I could have done a better job of making this feel like a world a little more.”
Finally, he revealed that they haven't met with anyone for the role of Cable, and won't even consider casting it until the script is done. He then went on to discuss an X-Force film, and why he feels it would be important for it to secure an R-rating...
“I’ll just say I’d like it to be an R-rated movie, but I’ve always been very realistic. We’re not making fine art here. This is commerce. So if for some reason there was a story that needed to be bigger and needed to be at a certain budget, and it didn’t warrant an R-rated budget, although it’s harder to make that argument now after Deadpool, but let’s say we were saying it before Deadpool came out; I understand that. I’m not one of those directors who goes ‘I want it because I want it!’ and ‘It should be because I think it should be!’ There’s economics at work here, and I would like it to be R-rated.
And I know there was some talk around Hollywood, and James Gunn talked about it, and I agree very much with what he said. I think Deadpool worked because of what it was. I think Deadpool worked because it was funny. I think Deadpool worked because it didn’t take itself seriously. That’s why it worked as an R-rated film. I’m not sure any superhero movie will work as an R-rated film. I’m not sure some members of the public are going to be happy with the blood and gore if it’s not balanced with humor and the other stuff.”
Amen to that.