The producer/DJ, real name Tom Holkenborg, has taken to Facebook to alert fans to the fact he is no longer part of the franchise following the departure of director Tim Miller, who exited the sequel last month (Oct16) over creative differences with star Ryan Reynolds.

In his post, Holkenborg reveals he doesn't feel comfortable being involved now that Miller has quit.

The Dutch hitmaker's statement reads: "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."

Holkenborg has also scored Mad Max: Fury Road, Black Mass, Kill Your Friends, Point Break and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with Hans Zimmer in recent months, and he is still working on 2017's Justice League and the much-delayed The Dark Tower.

Meanwhile, studio bosses have yet to name a replacement for Miller, who is now developing a Sonic The Hedgehog movie.

Reports suggest John Wick filmmaker David Leitch has met with Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds about the project, and he is considered a frontrunner to take over.