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‘Deadpool’ Helmer Tim Miller Says No Director’s Cut Coming, Talks Influence Of ‘Fight Club,’ Doesn’t Get The Doof Warrior

'Deadpool' Helmer Tim Miller Says No Director's Cut Coming, Talks Influence Of 'Fight Club,' Doesn't Get The Doof Warrior

With “Deadpoolobliterating multiple box office records this weekend, and a sequel already greenlit, you’re going to be seeing a lot more of the Merc With A Mouth. But one thing you won’t be seeing? A director’s cut. While there was some chatter that an “even more raw” version of the movie might surface, that’s not in the cards according to director Tim Miller

“I don’t wanna be all Joss Whedon on you, but no there’s not [a director’s cut]… There are some deleted scenes that have some extra stuff, but I’m pretty happy with this cut. I like it,” he told Collider, though he does tease the DVD extras will include some more violent bits from the workshop fight sequence, that producer Simon Kinberg wanted slightly toned down for the theatrical release.

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Meanwhile, in another conversation with EW, Miller shared some of the advice he received from David Fincher as he mounted his directorial debut. The “Deadpool” director created the memorable opening credits sequence for “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,” and reveals the insights Fincher shared and how his films were an influence.

“When I was making ‘Deadpool,’ I said to him that I was having trouble with the camera coverage and getting exactly what I needed to edit. And he was making fun of me. He said, ‘The only job of a director is where to put the camera and for how long. The rest is just churn.’ I said something to him about how I had to get comfortable with other people on the set knowing my job even better than I do. And he said, ‘Yeah, I’ve kind of forgotten how it felt to not know all their jobs as well as they do.’ He was kidding. Half-kidding,” Miller said.
“I don’t compare what I do to his genius, but ‘Fight Club‘ was an influence on ‘Deadpool.’ So was ‘Seven.’ The real world grittiness in those films,” he added. “In ‘Deadpool’ we stayed far away from the shiny, clean X-Men world. It’s really the seedy underbelly of what’s been shown in other superhero films. The stripclub in ‘Deadpool’ is not a set. It’s Number 5 Orange in Vancouver.”

However, if you think Miller wants to go much bigger in the sequel, that’s not necessarily the case. “…we’d love to have more money for visual effects. But I don’t think anybody does good with an excess of time or money. We had a short shooting schedule and were editing the movie as we shot. The first original cut was 1 hour 54 minutes. That’s pretty close to final cut,” he stated.

Miller also shared his thoughts on a variety of movies including the Ben Affleck starring “Daredevil” (“there was no reason to change that origin [story]”), “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (“That was a benchmark for me”), and “Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom” (“…[it] starts with him falling out of a plane in a rubber lift raft. And I’m out. No matter how cool you are, you can’t do that”). And he even shared his thoughts on “Mad Max: Fury Road,” which he had one particular quibble with.

“It was visually spectacular. But the stuff I didn’t like was the giant guitar playing dude. Why does a warlord have that?” Miller said. “But George Miller has got a kind of French action film camp style, which is very grounded and makes sense. ‘Fast and Furious’ tries to be grounded and have realistic emotional arcs, but that’s all put inside this movie which makes no sense.”

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