Deadpool 2: Ryan Reynolds responds to Tim Miller's departure

When Deadpool director Tim Miller walked away from the sequel, star Ryan Reynolds remained noticeably quiet. After all, it was reportedly a creative conflict between the two that led to Miller leaving.

But in a recent interview with GQ, Reynolds finally commented on the departure, but without going into much detail. "All I can really add is that I'm sad to see him off the film," Reynolds said. "Tim's brilliant and nobody worked harder on Deadpool than he did."

However, Reynolds did make other comments that hint about the tension behind the scenes of the original flick. "Making the movie was very, very difficult," he said. "It was the most passionate group of individuals I've ever worked with in my life. And for whatever reason, that mercurial crazy burgoo of people is what made this thing work so well, not just because I had this vision and I saw it this way and it had to be this way. It worked because we all had that feeling. But there were vaguely scary fights in the post-production process that escalated quickly. Luckily, everybody's grown up and at the end of the day enjoys and loves each other."

Reynolds also said he knows when to pick his battles. "I know when I need to exert control, and I know when I need to let go of it. I'm not gonna go and sit with Tim Miller and say, 'The visual effects of Deadpool need to be done this way.' The man is a visual-effects wizard. But there are character and tone things that I know really well. And I've also been with this thing the longest out of anybody, aside from the guys that wrote the comics. Eleven years I've been trying to get this Sisyphus rock up the hill, and it kept rolling back on top of me. So I'm gonna be all the f*** over it from the moment it starts to the moment it finishes."

Fox is still on the search for Miller's replacement, although it looks like John Wick's David Leitch is the frontrunner. And there are already plans in the works for Deadpool 3, possibly bringing X-Force into the mix. So it sounds like the franchise is definitely safe.