The Merc with a mouth will have to finish his trilogy without his original sidekick as T.J. Miller confirmed he won’t reprise his role as Weasel for Deadpool 3. However, this news doesn’t come as much of a surprise considering the tumble that Miller’s career has taken over the past 2 years.
Miller confirmed in a group message acquired by our own DanielRPK, that he would not appear in Deadpool 3 by refusing to discuss the film since he’s not in it.
In 2016, Miller’s career was gaining momentum with his roles in Deadpool, Office Christmas Party, and HBO’s hit show Silicon Valley. Deadpool became the highest grossing R-rated film of all time and it seemed like the Weasel was well on his way to becoming a fixture in a superhero franchise. However, cracks in this façade began to show only a year later.
Miller announced he was leaving Silicon Valley after 4 very successful seasons, but never gave a real answer on why he left. He appeared on a few talk shows throughout the year saying that his departure was mutual or that he just needed to keep himself from being too comfortable. In an industry where actors struggle for a stable job, this seemed out of place. In 2018, the cast and creators of Silicon Valley revealed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that this wasn’t quite the case. They held nothing back as he claimed that Miller caused problems on set by showing up late, falling asleep between takes, and causing general dysfunction.
After his departure from Silicon Valley, Miller was set to play a big role in 2018’s Deadpool 2 but his scenes were altered significantly after he was accused of assault and sexual assault in December 2017. The anonymous woman worked with The Daily Beast to get her story out, and since then several other women have come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Miller. Deadpool 2 went on to gross $734 million worldwide and didn’t miss a beat without Weasel since the series added Cable, Domino, and a few short lived members of the first X-Force.
In April, Miller was arrested for allegedly reporting a fake bomb threat aboard an Amtrak train traveling from Washington D.C. to New York City. He was released on bail and is still awaiting trial where he could face up to 5 years in prison. In 2016 we saw T.J. Miller explode into a Hollywood star, but it seems like his star has already burned out.
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The PG-13 cut of Deadpool 2, titled Once Upon a Deadpool, is set for release December 12th