“Deadpool 2” director David Leitch explains why he took on the movie following the exit of the first movie’s director, Tim Miller.
Leitch also explains the pressures of working on a big studio movie that has a set release date in place before production even begins.
He also tells us why doing multiple test screenings made “Deadpool 2” better.
David Leitch has proven to be one of the top filmmakers in the action movie genre with only two movies under his belt — but they certainly left an impression.
After building one of the most respected stuntman crews in Hollywood with Chad Stahelski in the early 2000s (they were called on to do all the big action movies like “The Bourne Legacy” and “The Expendables” movies), the two made their directorial debut with the surprise hit “John Wick” starring Keanu Reeves in 2014. It proved that they could do more than just come up with innovative fight sequences. Leitch then went on his own to make “Atomic Blonde” last year (Stahelski made “John Wick 2”) and proved it wasn’t a fluke. He could really direct. His stylized Cold War ultra-violent tale starring Charlize Theron wowed audiences.
Now he’s hit the big time as he signed on to direct “Deadpool 2” following the first movie’s director, Tim Miller, exiting the project. The sequel doesn’t just deliver on bigger fights and jokes. With Leitch at the helm (and likely a little more budget than the first one), and with Ryan Reynolds reprising the outlandish Marvel superhero, the movie feels bigger and more slick.
But Leitch isn’t letting up. He’s currently prepping his next movie, “Hobbs and Shaw” starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, the first spin-off project from the “Fast and Furious” franchise.
Leitch sat down with Business Insider to talk about the pressures of jumping in …read more
Source:: Business Insider