‘John Wick’ director David Leitch to direct ‘Deadpool 2’

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Good ol’ Wade Wilson better brush up on his gun kata because we’ll be getting a lot of it in Deadpool 2. According to The Hollywood Reporter, one-half of the directing and stunt team behind John Wick, David Leitch, has closed a deal to direct Deadpool 2 for Fox. The studio is also putting in motion Deadpool 3, but THR is reporting that Fox is looking for a separate filmmaker to tackle Deadpool 3.

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Leitch’s name has been attached to Deadpool 2 just days after Tim Miller’s unexpected exit a few weeks ago. Leitch beat out other directors including Rupert Sanders (Ghost in the Shell), Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods), and Magnus Martens. However, Leitch was offered the job soon after meeting with Ryan Reynolds in New York.

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Deadpool hits theaters on January 12, 2018.

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