In this year’s Deadpool, T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley) played Weasel, Wade Wilson’s buddy and the bartender in charge of the eponymous “dead pool”. In press interviews since the film’s debut, Miller has been vocal about wanting Weasel to become a superhero in his own right, or, at the very least, use a gun to help Deadpool out. He even cites comic books for support.
“I think, for me, I just want Weasel to wield a gun, at one point. But there’s more fun stuff coming,” Miller said this week. In earlier interviews he gave before Deadpool’s release, Miller pointed out that Weasel’s history in Marvel comics embeds him even further into the world of superheroes than we’ve seen so far. “Weasel does become a superhero named [The] House,” he told MTV, “so he goes from one of the worst character names to the worst superhero character name. So, yeah — I could see something like that.”
In fact, Weasel (in some Marvel storylines) actually attended high school with Peter Parker and Jessica Jones, so he’d be a lovely connection to both the mainstream MCU and Marvel’s Netflix shows, if Fox ever decides to play nice with Disney. It’s unclear how complex of a business deal would have to occur, in order to let Weasel comment on either Spider-Man or Jessica Jones in Deadpool 2, even in an off-handed, easter egg sort of line. Perhaps he had a crush on insanely strong, boozy Jessica?
Though such a connection is unlikely, it’s not entirely out of the realm of possibility that Weasel gets an expanded role in the sequel, especially considering Ryan Reynolds has such an influential position in the film’s production. If Deadpool 2 borrows from comics regarding Weasel, he could end up as more of a [hacker and arms dealer](http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/JackHammer(Earth-616) for Deadpool than simple emotional support, which is all he really gave in the first film.
Deadpool 2, still lacking an official title, is scheduled for January 12, 2018.