Deadpool 2 finds new director
Deadpool 2 has found its new director in David Leitch.
Leitch, who is best known for co-directing 2014 action hit John Wick, replaces Tim Miller in the director's chair after he departed the project.
Miller, who made his feature film debut wit the smash hit earlier this year, departed after creative differences with star Ryan Reynolds, particularly over the casting of Cable, a key character in the sequel.
Attention will now turn to casting for the part of Domino, mutant mercenary with a slew of special abilities, currently underway.
Among the actresses in line for the role are Sienna Miller, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Masters Of Sex star Lizzie Caplan, Star Trek Beyond star Sofia Boutella, Sylvia Hoeks, who is currently filming Blade Runner 2049 and Stephanie Sigman, who had a small role in Spectre.
Also testing out for the role are Orange Is The New Black's Ruby Rose, who will be seen soon in the xXx reboot, The Knick's Eve Hewson, Kelly Rohrbach, who has a key role in the Baywatch reboot and Mackenzie Davis, who made her breakthrough in The Martian.
Deadpool grossed over $780 million at the box office and a sequel was swiftly ordered, a sequel that producer Simon Kinberg revealed will be filmed early next year.
Ryan Reynolds starred as Deadpool, with Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T. J. Miller, Gina Carano and Brianna Hildebrand also in key roles.
There is currently no release date for the sequel to Deadpool, which was released on DVD earlier this year and is available to purchase on the right-hand side of the page.