After reports emerged on social media suggesting that he had confirmed he would not be reprising the role of Weasel in Deadpool 3, actor T.J. Miller has now taken to Twitter to clarify the situation, stating that the reason he isn’t in Deadpool 3 is because, well, there isn’t a Deadpool 3 at this point in time.
Guys. There are no plans yet for a deadpool 3. I’m contracted to do a third, but saying I’m not going to be in something that has yet to exist is like saying “t.j. confirmed he will not be reincarnated into an elephant.”
— t.j. miller (@nottjmiller) November 24, 2018
@movieweb @BlastingNews @screenrant @HorrorCultFilms @GotThisCovered I just wanted @DanielRPK to stop adding me to a DM chain so I told him I won’t be in deadpool 3- he was spamming me. There is no Deadpool 3 yet. I was never supposed to be in x force. Stop reporting fake things?
— t.j. miller (@nottjmiller) November 25, 2018
Miller’s future in the X-Men franchise had been in doubt following allegations of sexual assault made against the actor; his role in Deadpool 2 is said to have been reduced, and in May it was reported that Ryan Reynolds had confirmed that Miller would not be returning for the planned X-Force spinoff.
Of course, at this point the entire X-Men franchise is up in the air itself, with Marvel expected to integrate the characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe once Disney completes its acquisition of 20th Century Fox’s film and TV assets. Whether that will be as part of a full reboot, or if Disney has any plans to continue the Ryan Reynolds-led Deadpool franchise post-takeover, remains to be seen.
To kick off the holiday season audiences of almost all ages will soon be able to enjoy the Merc with the Mouth’s reimagining of Deadpool 2 filtered through the prism of childlike innocence.
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, Rob Delaney (Catastrophe), Julian Dennison (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) as Russell, Jack Kesy (The Strain) as Black Tom Cassidy and Shioli Kutsuna (The Outsider) as Yukio.