John Wick director David Leitch has been helmed as the frontrunner to direct Deadpool 2 less than a week after the film had lost its presumptive director.

Tim Miller, Deadpool's director, had dropped out of directing Deadpool 2 because of 'creative differences' with Deadpool himself, Ryan Reynolds. Miller had not been officially signed on to direct Deadpool 2, but was presumed to since he directed the first film and was developing a script for the second one.

David Leitch is best known for directing the 2014 action film, John Wick and its upcoming sequel John Wick: Chapter 2, but he has also worked on V for Vendetta, Fight Club, 300, and more.

[Source: Variety]