Citing director Tim Miller’s departure from Deadpool 2, composer Junkie XL (nee Tom Holkenborg) has announced he will not be back to score the sequel to Deadpool. The Dutch composer has scored several films including Black Mass and Mad Max: Fury Road and has recently completed work on The Dark Tower. Check out his full Facebook statement below:
It is with a heavy heart that I have decided not to score the upcoming Deadpool Movie. I love this character and creating his and the movie’s original score was a monumental chapter in my life, personally and professionally.
Since it was revealed that Deadpool’s brilliant creative director Tim Miller will not be involved in the project anymore, I have undertaken some soul searching. Tim was the driving force behind Deadpool and me getting involved in this amazing project. Deadpool without Tim at the helm just does not sit right with me and that is why I have decided not to be involved in the second chapter.
It was a difficult decision, as I love the project so much and I know how eagerly the next installment will be anticipated, it’s hard to walk away from something so unique, but it also has to feel right.
Hope everyone understands. Onward and upward.
Deadpool 2 is still expected to hit theaters in early 2018 with Ryan Reynolds. The search for a new director – as well as a new composer – continues. Watch this space.