Ryan Reynolds confirmed recently that Deadpool 3 is in the works, with Hugh Jackman joining as Wolverine. T.J Miller, the actor who played Weasel in the first two films of the series, has said that he will not be returning to the franchise. The revelation was made by the comedian on The Adam Carolla Show while promoting Dear Jonah, his stand-up special.
Miller stated that Ryan Reynolds is no longer his co-star and said so when the conversation turned to Deadpool. He recalled a time when Reynolds was covering his face while playing the antagonist. Reynolds is so handsome that everyone wants to laugh at him.
OutKick reports that the backhanded compliment was made to Hot Ones. Miller went on to say that Ryan Reynolds had changed since Deadpool fame. Things changed after he became super, super famous for the first movie. He said that he would not work with him again. He retorted a bit when asked about the “vitriol” and said that he had once made similar remarks about Michael Bay. However, he is still friends with Bay.
Ryan Reynolds’ discussion was not over. Miller mentioned something that had happened on set when he was asked if Miller believed the Free Guy star hated Miller. Miller said that they were filming a final scene for one of the films and were having fun with their characters when Deadpool’s actor began to throw shade. He said, “I got offstage and walked over to the crew and they were acting strangely.”
Miller explained that this was not the type of thing Ryan Reynolds would do normally. The pair will have to work together to bury the hatchet before production can begin. The development of Deadpool 3 seems to have been slow but things are starting to come together. Variety reports that Rhett Wernick and Paul Reese, who was involved in the development of the first two movies, will be writing the script. Shawn Levy will be in charge of the directing duties.
Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds are the only confirmed cast members for the third installment. Morena Baccarin played Vanessa in the second Deadpool movie, while T.J. Miller was Weasel. It also featured Josh Brolin as Cable, and Zazie Beetz as Domino. We might see some of these characters back, even though Miller seems to be gone.
The Deadpool films, which are based on Rob Liefeld’s X-Men comic character, have earned more than $780 million worldwide. Fans were concerned that Disney would attempt to preserve its family-friendly image and clean up the character after it acquired Fox. At the time, Disney’s CEO and chairman dismissed these concerns and stated that the company would continue making R-rated Deadpool films starring Ryan Reynolds as well as other adult-oriented stories.
The Ryan Reynolds-directed feature has not yet been released, but Deadpool 3 will be a huge hit with fans, thanks to Hugh Jackman.