From The Hollywood Reporter:
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Sometimes in order to get things done in Hollywood a person has to take drastic measures.
In the case of Deadpool, the hard-R-rated superhero movie that just made history with a $132.7 million opening weekend, it was the leak of early test footage (and the ensuing enthusiastic response) that spurred a reluctant studio into making the film after years of indecision. And while the person responsible for the leak has never been officially outed, I am now prepared to say with near (but not total) certainty that it was either the film’s director, Tim Miller, or someone close to him.