While this comes as no surprise to anyone who as been paying attention to the Deadpool 2 saga over the past few weeks, its now official folks! One half of the John Wick directing duo David Leitch has officially signed on to helm 20th Century Fox and Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool sequel.
The official confirmation comes from a report from THR late Friday evening saying that Leitch's name surfaced just days after original director Tim Miller's exit from the franchise. However the report notes that Leitch wasn't the only contender for the job. The director beat out such filmmakers as Rupert Sanders, Drew Goddard, and Magnus Martens among others.
Following John Wick, the director has also recently wrapped his second feature film, The Coldest City, a Cold War Thriller starring Charlize Theron. Beings it was only his second directorial effort I'm sure some people from 20th Century Fox got to check it out and very much liked what the saw.
Considering John Wick is one of my favorite films of the new century, I of course love this pairing of David Leitch and the Deadpool franchise and can't wait to see what these action maniacs cook up. So what about you guys? Do you like the choice? Why or why not? Sound off in the comments section with your thoughts. As always, thanks for stopping by ECMOVIEGUYS!
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter