Currently in production, 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool is going along at full steam, but there seems to be a shroud of secrecy covering the casting of certain actors. At this time, all that is known is Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) will reprise his role as the title character Deadpool and Gina Carano (Fast & Furious 6) will play Angel Dust. The roles for Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein and T.J. Miller have yet to be revealed… until now (for at least one of them.)
Comedian/actor T.J. Miller took to his Twitter account today to drop a hashtag hint. Read it for yourself!
So, as many fans suspected, Miller will play Weasel. Weasel is a friend, sidekick, information broker and arms dealer for Deadpool. Weasel a.k.a. Jack Hammer is perhaps Deadpool’s best friend. However, because of his frequent mood swings and tenuous mental state, Deadpool still often abuses or mistreats him, although Weasel has also displayed an opportunistic streak against his friend on occasion.
Fox has not made any official announcements at this time, but more than likely a press release will be forthcoming or a leak from an inside source will sweep the shroud aside.
Deadpool is currently in production and will arrive in theaters on February 12, 2016. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano, Ed Skrein and T.J. Miller. Rhett Reese (Zombieland) and Paul Wernick (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) wrote the screenplay based on characters created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza. Tim Miller directs.