T.J. Miller will not be returning as Weasel for the proposed “X-Force” film which is expected to be the third outing for Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool character on the big screen.
Reynolds revealed that news to The NY Times this week whilst out doing early “Deadpool 2” promotion. Speaking with EW as well, Reynolds also revealed that one joke from the sequel was cut and it had to do with FOX’s new owners:
“This is a sore spot for me because there’s a joke in the movie that is not in the movie now because — I’m probably not even allowed to say this — Fox made me take it out. It had more to do with Disney, and they made me take it out. As I look back at it, I think maybe that was a wise decision.”
With the Fox-Disney merger still not yet set and requiring more time to work out the kinks, Reynolds once again expressed a desire for a team-up with the now retired from “X-Men” star Hugh Jackman:
“He’s alive and well in my timeline. There is a Logan running around out there with a little bushy chest and his little sharpy, sharpy claws, and he is alive and well and ready to go. I would love that… I think convincing Hugh of that would be a near-impossible feat, but there’s no human being I love more than Hugh Jackman in that universe, and equally so as a friend. He’s just the best.”
It remains to be seen how Fox-owned Marvel properties will be integrated into the plans of Marvel Studios. “Deadpool 2” will be released May 18th.