It appears Deadpool 2 won't be replacing a principal actor facing accusations of sexual assault.
As the Ryan Reynolds-helmed comic book film heads into the final stages of editing, Deadpool's best friend Weasel will apparently be sticking around. That's according to a new interview with producer Lauren Shuler Donner, who spoke with Rotten Tomatoes about the upcoming sequel and whether it would be possible to replace Miller at this point.
"We’re in the final editing," said Shuler Donner. "I don’t think so."
On social media, fans have already begun suggesting the idea of Miller's being replaced in the highly anticipated film, similar to what had been accomplished with actor Christopher Plummer replacing Kevin Spacey on Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World, after several allegations surfaced against Spacey for sexual misconduct. Scott reshot Spacey's role just six weeks before the film's release date.
Miller has been accused of sexual abuse by an anonymous woman, though he has gone on record to deny the accusations. There are also accusations pending against Miller in a separate case that involves his harassment of a transgender female film critic and former personal acquaintance.
As for Miller's potential future in the franchise as a whole, Shuler Donner noted the decision will ultimately be left up to Disney in the wake of their closing deal with 20th Century Fox: "That’s a whole studio thing. ... I don’t know."
Deadpool 2 is currently slated for a June 1 release.