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Now, the recent news that the acclaimed director of , , wouldn't be returning for the upcoming — citing "creative differences" with producer and star — was a shock to many fans, but didn't initially seem likely to destroy our hopes and dreams of Deadpool 2 being just as much fun as its predecessor. After all, Ryan Reynolds seems to have a pretty great handle on the character, the rest of the cast and crew are all still on board, and, of course, is on his way. As such, even in the wake of Miller's surprising departure, optimism still largely held sway.

That, though, may just be starting to change. Y'see...

Deadpool 2 Just Lost Yet Another Key Creative Figure

[Deadpool/Fox]
[Deadpool/Fox]

This time out, it's the critically-lauded , who provided the (equally critically-lauded) score for Deadpool. The Dutch musician — real name Tom Holkenborg — recently posted a thoughtful note to Twitter, explaining precisely why he doesn't feel able to remain aboard the project. And as it turns out, it has a whole lot to do with Miller's departure:

Now, in and of itself, the departure of Holkenborg from the project isn't a crippling blow — there are surely other musicians out there who can provide a fantastic score for the film. More worrying for , though, is his expressed reason for leaving. After all, there are few more worrying sentences in the wake of a key creative departure than:

"'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."

If this is the end of the crew-shedding, then perhaps Deadpool 2 will be just fine, and we'll have collectively forgotten about all of this by the time it hits theaters. Lose a few more key creatives, though, and some more substantial concern might just start to creep in.

And even the ever-jovial Deadpool might find it tough to "shoop" his way out of that one...

Still want more on Deadpool 2, though? Never fear, we've got details of a possible, if risky, new director right here.

In the meantime, what do you think? Will Deadpool 2 be able to match its predecessor's success without Miller and Junkie XL? Let us know below!

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