Following a bit of a tease yesterday, comedian T.J. Miller has confirmed on Twitter that he will be playing the role of Weasel in Twentieth Century Fox’s upcoming Deadpool movie.
— t.j. miller (@nottjmiller) March 19, 2015
Created by Fabian Nicieza and Joe Madureira, Weasel has served as Deadpool’s friend, sidekick, and arms dealer in the source material since his debut in 1993. He would later go on to be an enemy of the Merc with a Mouth as the character “The House.”
Set to appear alongside Miller are Ryan Reynolds in the title role along with Ed Skrein, Gina Carano, and Morena Baccarin. The film will also feature the mutant Colossus, though Daniel Cudmore has confirmed he will not appear as the character.
Tim Miller is set to direct the movie from a script by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Deadpool is currently scheduled for a release on February 12, 2016.
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