'Deadpool 2': Fans Petition for Quentin Tarantino to Direct Ryan Reynolds Sequel

This comes in the wake of Tim Miller stepping away from Fox-Marvel franchise

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On Saturday the world learned "Deadpool" director Tim Miller had parted ways with Ryan Reynolds' R-rated superhero franchise. While many fans were distraught over the news, one saw it as an opportunity to ask legendary director and former Stern Show guest Quentin Tarantino to step in for the sequel.

Yes, "Deadpool" fan Carl Champion Jr. created a Change.org petition calling for the director of "Inglourious Basterds" and "Pulp Fiction" to take the reins of Fox's surprisingly lucrative Marvel franchise. "If there was ever a chance to see Tarantino do a project almost guaranteed to make a billion dollars, this is it," Champion Jr. wrote. "It would be so glorious."

As of Monday afternoon, nearly 2,000 fans have joined the cause and signed the petition. It's unclear if either Tarantino or Reynolds is even aware of the online movement, but fans figure it's worth a shot. After all, the actor and studio will have to pick someone to direct "Deadpool 2," which already has a script, a rumored supporting cast, and a tentative release date.

Click here to check out Carl's online petition.

Click here for an in-depth look at what may have caused Miller and Reynolds to part ways.