Actor and comedian T.J. Miller has had an interesting couple years. First, the actor bowed out of Silicon Valley for reasons that aren’t completely clear at this point. He sang the praises of The Emoji Movie all while dissing Silicon Valley, which was an odd move. He was then accused of sexual assault (though it sounds like those claims have been put to bed) — and even stranger, he recently reportedly called in a bomb threat.
Clearly, there is a lot of controversy surrounding this guy. On the heels of the sexual assault claims, there was a call to cut Miller out of the upcoming Deadpool 2. As you have probably seen from the trailers, the studio has not caved to those demands from audiences, for better or worse.
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But what is in store for the character in the future? Actor and producer Ryan Reynolds was not able to comment on the actual allegations against Miller, nor any real behind-the-scenes talks or thoughts surrounding him, but he did state that Miller would not be in Deadpool’s next film, X-Force. It’s not clear as to why that is. Does it have to do with his behavior, or does it just have to do with the nature of the X-Force story? We will never know.
While this is a shame on some level, I don’t think the franchise will hurt too bad. Yes, Weasel was a relatively big supporting role, but it was by no means pivotal. Take him out and the core of Deadpool is still retained. Looking at Deadpool 2, with all the extra characters getting thrown in, I don’t really see me missing him too much.
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SOURCE: The New York Times