'Saturday Night Live' Fires Brooks Wheelan, But Judd Apatow Has His Back

Look for him to play Iron Man in 2021.

Freshman castmember Brooks Wheelan has been fired from "Saturday Night Live."

The actor tweeted out the news last night, though he seemed to be in good spirits.

In a season that was full of new talent, Wheelan never got a chance to really make his mark on the show, appearing in a few "Weekend Update" segments as himself, as well as a couple of digital shorts.

It seems especially bittersweet for Wheelan, who made a splash on the Internet with a second a day video documenting his year on "SNL".

But don't worry! Wheelan's got some pretty good celebrity support in the form of comedy bigwig Judd Apatow:

That's pretty high praise from one of the most successful comedy filmmakers of the last decade, but credit Wheelan for taking it in stride with his reply:

That "Chaplin" reboot is gonna be HUGE.