Not too long ago, actor T.J. Miller was accused of sexual assault, abuse, and harassment of a trans film critic. In today’s current landscape of the industry, he was the latest of a long list to be accused of such actions.
Miller is also one of the stars of the upcoming superhero comedy sequel, Deadpool 2. While the film has long since finished its production, there has been an outcry for Miller to be replaced. While it’s not incredibly common for single actors to be replaced following the production of a movie, director Ridley Scott notably replaced Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer in All the Money in the World. While the task seemed like a tall order, he managed to do it in less than two weeks’ time, and get it out with almost no delay of release.
With that precedent now set, it seems like audiences are looking to Fox to do the same thing with Miller. However, speaking with Rotten Tomatoes, producer Lauren Shuler Donner isn’t so sure that’s possible.
“We’re in the final editing. I don’t think so.”
Okay, given how much more visual effects-heavy Deadpool 2 will be compared to All the Money in the World, it makes sense. But what does Miller’s future in the franchise look like? She was mum on that subject.
“That’s a whole studio thing. I don’t know.”
Given that Deadpool 2 is still about five months away from its release, it’s likely too early to start thinking about Deadpool 3, but it seems like an easy enough thing to write him out of a future film. Miller has since put out a statement refuting these allegations, but we’ll have to wait and see how things turn out with him before we come to any conclusions.
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SOURCE: Rotten Tomatoes