One of the best characters from Deadpool was Weasel — Wade Wilson's best friend and sidekick — portrayed by Silicon Valley star T.J. Miller, who just announced that he's leaving the HBO series next year. While this news is upsetting Silicon Valley fans, the good news is that Miller has more time for his other projects, starting with the Ryan Reynolds superhero sequel.
Miller stayed on the sidelines for a big portion of Deadpool, but it sounds like he'll see more of him in the next chapter.
T.J. Miller Promises More From Weasel In 'Deadpool 2'
In an interview with MovieWeb, actor T.J. Miller gave some promising details about his character in Deadpool 2 without revealing too much. Since he is a comedian, Miller played it off perfectly, saying if he says literally anything, Marvel (or does he mean Fox?) will treat him like a snitch from a gang:
"Marvel will cut off my hand and tongue if I tell you. But … let me just tell you that the second installment will be even more weaselicious. Let me just put it that way, to quote Pauly Shore. I’m very excited about it. That starts in August and September. I’m so excited. I know it means so much to Ryan that it’s good; and for the writers, and for all of us actually. The first one did so well, people loved it so much. I think they really put the time in on the script. I’m just so excited."
While Deadpool will continue to embark on more superhero adventures with new key players such as Cable and Domino being thrown into the mix, it is hard to imagine how Wade Wilson's best friend, who is nothing more than a bartender that can deliver some great one-liners, will be able to receive a bigger role in the upcoming sequel. Perhaps we could look at Weasel in the comics as a guide.
Comic Book Weasel Vs. Movie Weasel
In the comics, Weasel takes on a much larger role than a bartender. In fact, the characteris an arms dealer. On top of this, Weasel is an information broker and gives Wade very important intel that he will need for his missions. For obvious reasons, these two traits are a lot more help to Deadpool than Weasel's bartending skills.
Comic book Weasel is otherwise similar to T.J. Miller's adaptation on the big screen, but one key character trait that Miller's portrayal hasn't shown us yet is his frequent mood swings and tenuous mental state. While this could certainly make the storyline a lot more interesting, I believe Weasel will stay a grounded source of comic relief while possibly becoming an arms dealer and an information broker.
Deadpool 2 will be directed by David Leitch. Ryan Reynolds is set to return as the Merc with a Mouth, along with Domino (Zazie Beets) and Cable (Josh Brolin).
Deadpool 2 opens in theaters on June 1, 2018.
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