More than 2,100 people have signed the petition, which reads, “If there was ever a chance to see Tarantino do a project almost guaranteed to make a billion dollars, this is it. We got a great taste of what this could be like in ‘Kill Bill,’ but imagine having a guy like Tarantino write dialogue for The Merc with the Mouth! It would be so glorious. Join me!”
Carl Champion Jr. started the petition, who further explained that “if Reynolds and Tarantino sat down and discussed their ideas for this sequel, they would love what each other had to say.”
Champion also addressed public concern that Tarantino tends to make longer movies and to blend genres, which might get in the way of telling another Deadpool story. Champion disagrees, saying, “the best superhero movies we’ve seen recently have blended genres beautifully, and in many ways it is exactly what made them so great. Think of ‘The Dark Knight,’ a crime drama dressed as a superhero movie. Think of ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ a spy-thriller dressed as a superhero movie, and just to cite one more example look at what Marvel is doing on Netflix. ‘Jessica Jones’ is basically a noir movie and ‘Luke Cage’ is a blaxploitation movie, both wildly popular.”
The petition will be delivered to Reynolds himself, the petition reads.
Miller left the Fox sequel Friday over “creative differences” with star Reynolds. The departure was “amicable,” a studio source told TheWrap, though we’ve heard elsewhere that Reynolds and Miller have had a contentious relationship for quite a while now. The two haven’t had much of a relationship since the first “Deadpool” was released, not even speaking for long periods of time.
“Deadpool” opened No. 1 on Valentine’s Day weekend, scoring $132 million from U.S. theaters. So far, the film has grossed $782 million worldwide.