Actor T.J. Miller refuses to return as Weasel in Deadpool 3 as Ryan Reynolds was horrifically mean to him,
The Deadpool franchise has been a fan favorite since its first release in 2016 as Ryan Reynolds appeared as his absolute best in portraying our beloved assassin, Wade Wilson.
Just a few days back, reports of Deadpool 3 in the early stages of development, along with Hugh Jackman taking up the claws as Wolverine, created huge waves on the Web and was accepted by the fans with utmost excitement. But it seems that the cast of Deadpool will undergo some changes in the third installment of the franchise as T.J. Miller, who plays Weasel, has decided not to reprise his role in the future. The reason is none other than the lead actor himself, Ryan Reynolds.
T.J. Miller recently made an appearance on The Adam Carolla Show podcast and said that even though he thinks that Ryan Reynolds is a good comedian, Miller won’t be working with his co-star in the future.
“So I love him as a comedian but I think after he got super-super famous from the first Deadpool, things kind of changed. I mean, would I work with him again? No. I would not work with him again,” said Miller on the podcast.
The comedian recalled an incident on the set of Deadpool that gave him two thoughts about his ‘weird’ relationship with Reynolds. He said, “it’s weird that he hates me.” Following the incident, he added, “We had a weird moment on ‘Deadpool’ where he said, ‘Let’s do one more take.’ And then as the character, he was horrifically mean to me as if I’m Weasel. So he was like, ‘You know what’s great about you, Weasel? You’re not the star, but you do just enough exposition so that it’s funny, and then we can leave and get back to the real movie.”
Miller believes that he shares a similar relationship with Michael Bay, the director of 6 Underground. Still, the relationship got to a healthy track, but he isn’t sure about the same with Reynolds. “But I’ve said that about Michael Bay, and now we’re friends, and I would work with him again. But I think Michael Bay is different,” he said in the interview.
Due to his experience, Miller wouldn’t want to share the screen with Ryan Reynolds as, according to him, Reynolds is “kind of an insecure dude.” The comedian then added, “I would not have done ‘Deadpool 3’ if they came to me and were like, ‘We want you to do Deadpool 3, and we’re going to pay you twice as much.'”
T.J. further shed some light on his views regarding why he wouldn’t join the franchise anyway. “I don’t really think you should do something for more than five years. I think it’s weird to just go back and play Weasel 10 years later.” Miller further expressed his wishes for Ryan Reynolds to keep making movies and that he doesn’t hold any grudge against the actor. “I don’t wish them any ill will. I think [Reynolds] should make a Deadpool 3 and continue to make movies. I just think he doesn’t like me, and I thought it was weird how he expressed that.I’m at a place in my life where I don’t need to do ‘Deadpool 3.'”
On the contrary, T.J. Miller had been under scrutiny on the grounds of misconduct as his Silicon Valley co-star Alice Wetterlund claimed that the comedian was a “bully and petulant brat.”
T.J. Miller had left the show due to creative differences, but it was later revealed that Miller was a bit of a misfit among his co-stars on the set. Not to mention, the comedian was accused of sexual assault by an anonymous lady he dated in college. The comedian has always denied the allegations.
While he has made his intentions clear on not wanting to return for Deadpool 3 as Weasel but his claims of being the victim depict another tell of their own when seen from a different angle. The third installment of the Deadpool franchise, Deadpool 3, is set to hit the theatres in 2024 with storylines as a continuation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Source: Adam Corolla Show