Tim Miller wanted an expanded role for Morena Baccarin and was going to introduce a Fantastic Four character in his version of the Deadpool sequel.
'Deadpool' subverted all expectations and was critically lauded along with becoming the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time ('Deadpool 2' took the title, and most recently 'Joker' topped both). The film was received well by the audiences all over the globe, and without the Chinese market, 'Deadpool' was able to gross over $700 million.
For a which was on the outs at 20th Century Fox to find 'X-Men' level of success was unprecedented, and it was all because of the people working behind the camera and the talent in front coupled with a viral campaign. Tim Miller was hired to direct the movie, and he did a fantastic job which showed in the flair of the movie-making involved.
But when the time came to get the sequel underway, there were some differences in opinion between the director and other talents involved in the making of the film. Ryan Reynolds was looking to take the character a different direction, and Tim was envisioning his own way of getting the sequel done, and by the time the movie was set to go on the floor, the two parted ways, and this allowed Tim to direct the upcoming 'Terminator: Dark Fate.'
Tim Miller was doing an interview with The Playlist when he revealed some of the plot points he wanted to get to in the sequel of 'Deadpool.' One character he wanted to peel back more layers of was 'Vanessa' played by Morena Baccarin, and the director wanted to beef up more of her role in the sequel.
Watch: The clip of Vanessa's death in Deadpool 2
“Vanessa had a far richer character arc than what was presented in the final cut of the film,” Tim revealed in the interview. “Seeing her transformation into the iconic character Copycat and a deeper exploration of the love story between herself and Wade,” was the idea behind the character according to the director and he fought for the character till the last moment of him as the director of the movie but we all know how it all turned out in the end.
Vanessa was killed off in the opening few minutes of 'Deadpool 2,' so they could focus more on the new girl, 'Juggernaut,' and 'Cable.' The death of Vanessa did not go down well with the fans who wanted to see more of the freaky and loving relationship Wade and 'Vanessa' shared but instead she was made into a symbol for 'Wade' to hang his sorrow and anger on and use her as the fuel in his mission to kill people all over the world.
Watch: The final battle between Deadpool and Juggernaut
There was another storyline the director wanted to explore in his version of the sequel. Tim wanted to introduce one of the 'Fantastic Four' members in the movie during the final battle with Juggernaut. The director wanted to introduce 'Ben Grimes' in the last fight, and he even got permission from the higher-ups in the studio to use the 'F4' character.
'The Thing' was cut out of the movie after the director left the film, and the script was reworked by Ryan and the writing team from the first movie. The second 'Deadpool' movie grossed slightly more than the first movie, but the critical reception took a little bit of a plunge. Vanessa’s death was the backbreaker for most of the critics and who knows how Tim’s version of the character would’ve worked in the sequel he wanted to make.
Source: Science Fiction
But it seems the whole thing worked out for all the parties involved. David Leitch from 'John Wick' took the reins of the 'Deadpool' sequel and made his version of an action-on-steroids version of the movie. Tim Miller took over the sixth installment in the 'Terminator' franchise, where he clashed with the producer of the movie, James Cameron. But they both seem to be happy with the film they made.
Watch: The trailer for Terminator: Dark Fate from Paramount
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