Before Terminator: Dark Fate, director Tim Miller was probably best known for his work on the first Deadpool film. We know that he left the sequel because of creative differences, but now he opens up more on specifics on why he left.
Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Miller admits it was Ryan Reynolds that he couldn’t collaborate with anymore. He says, “It became clear that Ryan wanted to be in control of the franchise. You can work that way as a director, quite successfully, but I can’t.”
Miller seems to be having a problem when it comes to creative control. Just in it was reported that he had some major creative differences with producer James Cameron when it came to Terminator: Dark Fate. Miller was said to have fought for some scenes that he thought was important, but Cameron didn’t really care for.
Ultimately, Cameron got say on the final cut, and we got the bomb that was Terminator. Miller had this to say about the box office results, “I’m sure we could write a book on why it didn’t work…I’m still not sure and I’m processing, but I’m very proud of the movie.”
While it’s certainly a bummer that a lot of people didn’t like Dark Fate, I think it’s best if people form their own opinion and check the movie out themselves. Then again, I’m sure the movie is going to have a hell of a hard time drawing an audience now that Frozen II is out.
Catch Terminator: Dark Fate now in theaters.