T.J. Miller Might Be Playing Weasel in DEADPOOL
Director Tim Miller and Ryan Reynolds has just started production on Deadpool, and there's still a lot that we don't know about how the movie is going to turn out. We're all obviously hoping it's going to be the awesome Deadpool movie that we've all been waiting to see.
As far as casting goes, we know that Ryan Reynolds will be reprising his role as the Merc With A Mouth, and he'll be joined by Morena Baccarin (Gotham), Gina Carano (Fast & Furious 6), T.J. Miller (Transformers: Age of Extinction), and Ed Skrein (Game Of Thrones).
We know Carano will be playing Angel Dust; it has been said that Skrein will take on an unknown villain role; and Baccarin will play Deadpool's love interest in the story. She "grapples with falling for a man with a hideously scarred face," and we assume that is character is Vanessa Carlyle, a.k.a. Copycat, but that has not been confirmed.
As for Miller, it seems he revealed his role in a hashtag in a tweet that he sent out. His character was previously described as a comedic character who will compliment Deadpool's sense of humor. It looks like that character will be Weasel.
For those of you not familiar with the character, Weasel is a friend of Wade Wilson's Deadpool, and he also takes on the roles of a sidekick, information broker, and arms dealer.
Weasel is perhaps Deadpool's best friend. However, because of his frequent mood swings and tenuous mental state, Deadpool still often abuses or mistreats him, although Weasel has also displayed an opportunistic streak against his friend on occasion.
I've seen a few people speculate that this was going to be the character that Miller would play, and it looks like they might be right! The actor definitely fits the role, and if he really is playing Weasel, he's going to be great.