Over the weekend, comedian/actor T.J. Miller felt the need to set the record straight over his future involvement in Fox's Deadpool movie franchise after several outlets reported that he would not appear in Deadpool 3.
"Guys. There are no plans yet for a Deadpool 3," Miller wrote on Twitter. "I’m contracted to do a third, but saying I’m not going to be in something that has yet to exist is like saying 'T.J. confirmed he will not be reincarnated into an elephant.'"
Back in May, Ryan Reynolds (Wade Wilson/Deadpool) stated that Miller would not appear in the upcoming X-Force alongside himself, Josh Brolin (Cable), and Zazie Beetz (Domino). This led some to speculate that Miller was being quietly pushed out following allegations of sexual misconduct, and after he called in a bomb threat to Amtrak; the latter led to his arrest by FBI agents. According to a subsequent tweet from Miller, however, he "was never supposed to be in X-Force."
Tagging a number of entertainment news outlets, he wrote that he only told a certain reporter that he would not be in Deadpool 3, because that reporter was allegedly "spamming" him in a direct-message chain. "Stop reporting fake things?" read the last part of the tweet.
Miller is known for his comedic role as Wade Wilson's bar-owning friend, Weasel, who always has a one-liner or two about Wade's ugly visage (or still-developing baby legs) in the chamber. In the first movie he helped inspire Wade's superhero name, and in the second he aided his buddy in recruiting members for X-Force. He also took advantage of Dopinder (Karan Soni), promising the doe-eyed taxi driver that doing menial bar labor will turn him into a dangerous contract assassin.
The next movie to have Deadpool in it will be X-Force, which has no release date yet but is set to be written and directed by Drew Goddard (Bad Times at the El Royale).