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Following Tim Miller's departure, Deadpool 2 also loses Junkie XL

11.03.2016

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Following the monstrous success of DEADPOOL, a sequel was pretty much guaranteed, and there was much rejoicing when that sequel was officially announced with every member of the original creative team returning. Unfortunately, the development of DEADPOOL 2 hit a little snag last week when Tim Miller departed the project. We don't know exactly why Miller left, but rumours say that it had to do with casting and conflicting issues on which direction to take the sequel. Miller sadly won't be the only member of DEADPOOL's creative team not returning for the sequel as Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL, has announced that he won't be back to compose the score out of solidarity with Miller.

The composer posted the following on his Facebook page earlier today:

Dear friends,

It is with a heavy heart that I have decided not to score the upcoming Deadpool Movie. I love this character and creating his and the movie's original score was a monumental chapter in my life, personally and professionally.

Since it was revealed that Deadpool's brilliant creative director Tim Miller will not be involved in the project anymore, I have undertaken some soul searching. Tim was the driving force behind Deadpool and me getting involved in this amazing project. Deadpool without Tim at the helm just does not sit right with me and that is why I have decided not to be involved in the second chapter.

It was a difficult decision, as I love the project so much and I know how eagerly the next installment will be anticipated, it's hard to walk away from something so unique, but it also has to feel right.

Hope everyone understands. Onward and upward.

Love,
Tom

Although I've enjoyed Holkenborg's work on other movies, I can't say that I found his work on DEADPOOL to be particularly memorable. That said, it is a little concerning that several of the creative forces behind DEADPOOL's success are jumping ship. Who knows whether we actually have anything to worry about, but I have faith in Ryan Reynolds' love for the character. As far as a replacement for Tim Miller, 20th Century Fox hasn't chosen a replacement yet but it's said that JOHN WICK co-director David Leitch is the current front-runner for the position.

Now that the position of composer is also open, who would you like to see take on the job?

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10:46PM on 11/06/2016
Good, the two things I wanted out of the sequel are actually out now.
Good, the two things I wanted out of the sequel are actually out now.
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4:19PM on 11/04/2016

Give me a break...

Adios! Don't let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya! Both of these two need to check their egos at the door. This is, and always will be, Reynolds character. He fought his ass off to get this property made. The funny quips, sarcasm, and adhd nature of the character is ALL Reynolds. Tim miller and Junkie XL can eat it for all I care. I hear Tim Miller is doing a Care Bears movie or some shit. Maybe Miss Junkie can join him. Whatever.
Adios! Don't let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya! Both of these two need to check their egos at the door. This is, and always will be, Reynolds character. He fought his ass off to get this property made. The funny quips, sarcasm, and adhd nature of the character is ALL Reynolds. Tim miller and Junkie XL can eat it for all I care. I hear Tim Miller is doing a Care Bears movie or some shit. Maybe Miss Junkie can join him. Whatever.
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10:34AM on 11/04/2016
"Did some soul searching", geez dude, do you have to be so over dramatic about it. The music didn't sell that movie, for me, I can't even remember the score. There's a ton of solid talent out there to lend their hand to this project. Deadpool 2 is no where close to being dead in the water after these two loses.
"Did some soul searching", geez dude, do you have to be so over dramatic about it. The music didn't sell that movie, for me, I can't even remember the score. There's a ton of solid talent out there to lend their hand to this project. Deadpool 2 is no where close to being dead in the water after these two loses.
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9:29AM on 11/04/2016

Who cares, the music didn't make the movie good...

They could hire anyone to score the first film and still get the same results (highest grossing R rated movie of all time).

You know DP is going to bust on them in the sequel now. Maybe calling the villain Tim or Mr Miller as he chops them to pieces.

They could get Weird Al Yankovic to score the sequel and it will still make $$ because Tim Miller wasn't the driving force behind the movie, everyone knows Ryan Reynolds put his heart and soul into it.
They could hire anyone to score the first film and still get the same results (highest grossing R rated movie of all time).

You know DP is going to bust on them in the sequel now. Maybe calling the villain Tim or Mr Miller as he chops them to pieces.

They could get Weird Al Yankovic to score the sequel and it will still make $$ because Tim Miller wasn't the driving force behind the movie, everyone knows Ryan Reynolds put his heart and soul into it.
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1:33AM on 11/04/2016
Where's the Prodigy remix?
Where's the Prodigy remix?
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1:05AM on 11/04/2016
Maybe its Fox wanting it to be more in line with the other X films. As far as Im concerned Deadpool was the closest to the comics than the other films were. Just a opinion.
Maybe its Fox wanting it to be more in line with the other X films. As far as Im concerned Deadpool was the closest to the comics than the other films were. Just a opinion.
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10:57PM on 11/03/2016

Not a big fan of his work, but I respect the decision

The director who made the first film as good as it was leaves the project and we're worried that the project will just turn into a studio cash-grab so you leave? Sounds like putting art before money. I mean I'm sure the gig would have paid well, so even if they do find a stellar replacement for Miller, I can only respect Junkie's motives here.
The director who made the first film as good as it was leaves the project and we're worried that the project will just turn into a studio cash-grab so you leave? Sounds like putting art before money. I mean I'm sure the gig would have paid well, so even if they do find a stellar replacement for Miller, I can only respect Junkie's motives here.
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10:50PM on 11/03/2016
And the whole world said "who gives a shit..."
And the whole world said "who gives a shit..."
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10:45PM on 11/03/2016

So far...

This project is not playing out very well
This project is not playing out very well
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10:23PM on 11/03/2016

Maybe it's not such a good idea

This is starting to sound like Ryan Reynold' vanity project. Perhaps it wasn't such a good idea giving him that much creative control if he's never quite done that. Maybe he should stick to just coming up with the comedy.
This is starting to sound like Ryan Reynold' vanity project. Perhaps it wasn't such a good idea giving him that much creative control if he's never quite done that. Maybe he should stick to just coming up with the comedy.
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10:04PM on 11/03/2016

I'd take Tyler Bates.

He and Junkie XL have a similar sound and he's worked with director frontrunner Leitch on John Wick.
He and Junkie XL have a similar sound and he's worked with director frontrunner Leitch on John Wick.
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10:54PM on 11/03/2016
Tyler Bates is like the definition of generic Hollywood composer in my book but that's just me (a couple of the tracks on Watchmen are pretty good, but his soundtracks for Slither, Super, Guardians of the Galaxy, Conan, and Killer Joe literally feel like they could have made by anyone).
Tyler Bates is like the definition of generic Hollywood composer in my book but that's just me (a couple of the tracks on Watchmen are pretty good, but his soundtracks for Slither, Super, Guardians of the Galaxy, Conan, and Killer Joe literally feel like they could have made by anyone).
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