John Wick co-director and one of of Hollywood’s top stunt co-ordinators David Leitch has now been confirmed as the new director on Deadpool 2, though it appears that doesn’t make him a shoo-in for Deadpool 3, which is also in development. The Hollywood Reporter maintains that a separate director is being sought for the third film, which is rumoured to also feature X-Men spin-off team X-Force.
Leitch co-directed John Wick with Chad Stahleski. The pair also run 87Eleven Action Design, a company that choreographs fight sequences and trains stuntmen for Hollywood blockbusters.
Deadpool screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are returning for Deadpool 2 which will also feature Cable and Domino.