Audiences can expect to see more of T.J. Miller’s Weasel in Deadpool 2. Along with Miller, we’ve known for some time now that several cast members from the first movie will be returning for the sequel, such as Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, Stefan Kapicic as Colossus, and Karan Soni as taxi driver Dopinder. In addition to those characters, the movie will be introducing several new people as well.
The upcoming sequel has been making headlines over the past few months, keeping fans guessing who the studio would cast as the time-traveling mutant Nathan Summers, aka Cable. Josh Brolin was later cast in the part, which means he will be pulling double-duty playing Cable in the X-Men franchise as well as the Mad Titan Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Shortly before Brolin jumped aboard, Atlanta star Zazie Beetz joined the sequel as Domino.
Although the inclusion of characters such as Cable and Domino will likely overshadow the production, there will still be room to flesh out established characters, such as Weasel. While doing press for his latest film, The Emoji Movie, T.J. Miller told MovieWeb that audiences should expect to see more of Weasel in the upcoming Deadpool sequel.
“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.”
The Silicon Valley star appeared briefly in the first movie as one of Wade Wilson’s best friends and owner of the establishment that several assassins and mercenaries frequent (where Wilson also gets his inspiration for the name Deadpool): Weasel. The character is based on the character of the same name from the comics, who is not just Deadpool’s friend, but also occasionally acts as his sidekick. It’s possible that we might see Miller take on more responsibility in the sequel as the mercenary’s associate.
After the character’s successful debut last year, fans are anxiously awaiting the Deadpool sequel, which will be directed by Atomic Blonde director David Lietch. Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are confident enough in the project to claim that no one will want to compete with the sequel when it releases in theaters next year. We’ll just have to wait and see what they have in store for moviegoers.