T.J. Miller, who played the bartender Weasel in the first two “Deadpool” movies, recently reveled star Ryan Reynolds doesn’t like him very much. Because of this assumed hatred, two are most likely not working together on any future projects.
Miller told Adam Carolla that Reynolds was “horrifically mean” to him while on the set of “Deadpool,” channeling the foul-mouthed superhero to tell Miller that he wasn’t particularly funny or likable. Reynolds reported said these things to Miller, as if he was his character, rather than a co-star. “He was like, ‘You know what’s great about you, Weasel? You’re not the star, but you do just enough exposition that it’s funny, and then we can leave and get back to the real movie,'” Miller claimed. “I just kind of listened and thought it was weird, and then I got off stage because they were like, ‘Cut…?’”
Miller went on to call Reynolds an “insecure dude,” adding that while he admired Reynolds’ comedic timing and acting talent, “after he got super, super famous from the first ‘Deadpool,’ things kinda changed.”
At face value, this seems more like Miller blowing a line out of proportion. Deadpool commenting on the comedic structure of a bit-character’s part seems entirely in character. Not to mention, yeah, that’s exactly Weasel’s function: just enough exposition to be funny and then cut back to the real movie. But let’s take Miller at his word and assume Reynolds does harbor some ill feelings towards him. Why might that be?
Maybe Miller’s 2016 assault against an Uber driver, the sealed outcome of the 2017 sexual assault accusation against him, the transphobic email he sent film critic Danielle Solzman in which he deadnamed her and declared that her “pursuit of transgender identity is nothing more than an opportunity for you to distinguish yourself as someone who is special,” the bomb threat he made against Amtrak while drunk, or the multiple corroborated stories of his harassment of “Silicon Valley” co-star Alice Wetterlund. Just a thought.
Frankly, we can’t say we would blame Reynolds if he didn’t want to spend time around Miller. We certainly don’t. His absence will be greatly enjoyed in the upcoming “Deadpool 3,” which will star Reynolds and feature the return of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.
Marvel Studios and Disney have already set a September 6th, 2024 release date for the official MCU debut of The Merc With a Mouth. Miller on the other hand, does not have any current or upcoming projects of note.
“I just think he doesn’t like me, and I thought it was weird how he expressed that…I think it’s weird that he hates me,” Miller concluded.