Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds confirms that T.J. Miller won't reprise his role as Jack Hammer/Weasel in the planned spin-off film X-Force.

Miller was charged last month for falsely calling the police over a bomb threat. He was said to be quite intoxicated when the incident happened. He faces up to five years in prison if convicted.

Sexual Assault Accusations

On top of that, the actor was accused last year of sexually assaulting a woman back in his college days. Rumors indicated that many in Hollywood had known about this incident but chose to ignore it, or did not believe the accusations were valid.

Miller left the hit HBO show Silicon Valley in May 2017 ahead of its fifth season. There, he plays tech incubator owner Erlich Bachman, a woozy and opportunistic software designer who smokes copious amounts of weed.

In March this year, the real story behind his exit emerged. Various sources familiar with the matter admitted that the decision to cut ties with Miller was "a long time coming." Apparently, his drug and alcohol use got in the way of his ability to perform the job efficiently.

"There are a lot of different ways you can find out somebody doesn't want to do the show anymore," the show's creator Mike Judge told The Hollywood Reporter in March as part of its cover story. "it's not fun to work with someone who doesn't want to be there, [especially when] they're one of the main people and you've got however many crewmembers and extras and people who are [not paid as well] and they're all showing up before 7 a.m., and then are just like, 'Oh, OK, we're not shooting today.'"

Following the sexual assault accusations against Miller, many fans of the Deadpool franchise called to have the actor replaced. However, when the subject was raised during interviews, film producer Lauren Shuler Donner confirmed that Miller would not be recast as Deadpool 2 was already in its final stages of editing.

Deadpool 2 is set to premiere on May 18. It follows 2016's highly successful Deadpool, which garnered highly positive reviews and went on to earn $783 million in the worldwide box office against a $58 million budget.

The Hollywood Purge

In recent months, members of Hollywood, #MeToo, and #TimesUp have all been quite busy purging abusers in the film and TV industry, including the now-disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K., Charlie Rose, Roman Polanski, Bill Cosby, and many others.

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