The statement from Junkie XL is as follows:
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.
What is interesting to me about this statement from Tom is the way that it is worded about Tim Miller‘s departure leading him to come to this decision of walking away, which I’m sure will make some folk online question as to A) Miller’s overall impact on the original film and B) what led to Miller’s departure with the good ol’ line ‘creative differences’. Granted I’m sure most people will only remember the music songs used in the original film more than say Junkie XL’s score, though I was a fan of it, particularly ‘Maximum Effort’.