Watch: Tim Miller's action-packed DC short that got him the 'Deadpool' gig


Feb 19, 2016 11:55:45 IST

With rave reviews and spectacular box office success, Deadpool has turned out to be somewhat of a masterstroke for Fox Studios.

Watch: Tim Millers action-packed DC short that got him the Deadpool gig

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But back when Tim Miller was announced to direct the movie, it raised a few eyebrows. Deadpool — a film with much at stake — was to be 50-year-old's first feature length project.

Ironically, it was a DC project the got the director the big job of bringing the Marvel character to life.

In 2010, Miller's Blur Studio worked on a short for a DC multiplayer online game, DC Universe Online. Directed by Miller himself, the short was subsequently premiered at the San Diego Comic Con, reports Slash Film.

The action-packed short featured all DC superweights including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, and many more.

In a recent Time Out Dubai interview, Miller talked about how after watching the short, a Fox executive bought him in to work on some action choreography for X-Men: First Class. Following the stint, it was suggested he direct Deadpool.

Miller was all for it. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Watch the (consequential) short here:

Updated Date: Feb 19, 2016 11:55:45 IST