X-Force is finally moving forward in development with Ryan Reynolds and the rest of the Deadpool 2 cast expected to appear that is except one. T.J. Miller will not be in the movie.
Reynolds confirmed that Miller will not reprise his Deadpool role as Weasel in Fox's X-Force movie. The actor did not provide details as to why the stand-up comedian will not be returning. However, there have been speculations that Miller's past charges were a factor in his involvement with the film.
The 36-year-old American producer and writer was accused of sexual assault by a woman he met in his college days. The woman came forward with the accusations recently after principal photography for Deadpool 2 wrapped up in October. The woman alleged that the sexual encounter happened in 2001.
Aside from the alleged sexual assault, Miller was also charged in April for calling in a fake bomb threat. The actor was traveling on an Amtrak train from Washington D.C. to New York City when he reported the fake threat. If convicted, Miller could face up to five years behind bars.
Reynolds did not comment on the controversies surrounding his Deadpool 2 costar. He also expressed his uncertainty that a Deadpool 3 will happen, which puts Miller's fate with the franchise up in the air.
Deadpool 2 Cast
There have been doubts whether Miller will still appear in Deadpool 2 after the sexual assault allegation became public. Fans wondered whether the writers and director replaced him with another actor. However, it is obvious from the Deadpool 2 trailer that Miller is still in the film.
In the Deadpool sequel, Miller's Weasel plays an important role in helping Wade Wilson put together the X-Force. If Weasel does not appear in X-Force, then it is unclear how his story turns out in the sequel. Perhaps he will be killed off during an encounter with Cable (Josh Brolin).
Despite Miller's absence, X-Force will continue with the Deadpool 2 cast. Brolin, Zazie Beetz (Domino), Stefan Kapicic (Colossus), and Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead), among others, will reprise their respective roles.
Producers are also still deciding what other superheroes they will include in X-Force. Other Deadpool 2 cast with non-superhero roles expected to appear in the film include Morena Baccarin (Vanessa), Karan Soni (Dopinder), and Leslie Uggams (Blind Al).