Last year, 20th Century Fox faced calls to remove T.J. Miller from Deadpool 2 after past allegations of sexual assault resurfaced.
Miller – who portrays the character of Weasel – received a stay of execution, before his reputation took another hit last month after he was charged with calling in a fake bomb threat.
Well, it seems his time may now be up, as Ryan Reynolds has confirmed to The New York Times that Miller will not be returning for the Merc with a Mouth’s next outing in X-Force.
It’s unclear whether the aforementioned incidents played any part in the decision, or if Weasel was never intended to feature in the movie, which will see Reynolds reuniting with his Deadpool 2 co-stars Josh Brolin (Cable) and Zazie Beetz (Domino).
Marvel’s motormouth mercenary is back! Bigger, better and occasionally more pantless than ever before. When a super soldier arrives on a murderous mission, Deadpool is forced to think about friendship, family and what it really means to be a hero – all while kicking 50 shades of ass. Because, sometimes, to do the right thing you need to fight dirty.
Deadpool 2 sees David Leitch (John Wick) directing a cast that includes returning stars Ryan Reynolds (Wade Wilson), Morena Baccarin (Vanessa), T.J. Miller (Weasel), Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead), Stefan Kapicic (Colossus), Leslie Uggams (Blind Al) and Karan Soni (Dopinder) alongside new additions Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) as Domino, Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War) as Cable, Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) as Bedlam, Lewis Tan (Iron Fist) as Shatterstar, Bill Skarsgard (It) as Zeitgeist, Julian Dennison (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) as Russell, Jack Kesy (The Strain) as the film’s villain, and Shioli Kutsuna (The Outsider) and Eddie Marsan (Atomic Blonde) in as-yet-unrevealed roles. It is set for release on May 15th 2018 in the UK and May 18th in North America.