If audiences thought Deadpool was about as funny as a superhero movie could get, they’re in for a pleasant surprise when it comes to the sequel.
Josh Brolin, who will be introduced as the time-travelling mutant soldier Cable in Deadpool 2, says he believes the sequel is even funnier than the first film.
“Do I talk about Thanos in Deadpool? Not yet, not yet,” Brolin tells Good Morning America. “Again, I may. I don’t know. No, I don’t. I don’t – it’s not that I don’t break the fourth wall. There’s a lot of going on in Deadpool that’s very surprising and that will be very satisfying when you see it. To me, it's even funnier than the first one. That’s to me.”
Brolin also admits that he nearly let the role of Cable pass him by because of his commitment to play Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“When they asked me to do it, I was like, ‘Eh, they did Deadpool, and I’m doing the Thanos thing right now, and should I do it?’ And my wife just said, ‘Read it. Like, why are you even thinking? Just read it.’ And I read it and I laughed harder than I’ve laughed in a very long time. So it's funny.”
Brolin also adds that while Cable is usually pegged as the straight man for the zany and unpredictable Deadpool to play off of, fans shouldn’t box him into any one role.
“Cable can be very funny. He can be a lot of different things, but he also can be very funny.”
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David Leitch (John Wick) will direct the sequel, taking over for original Deadpool director Tim Miller. Fox is reportedly aiming for a June start of production in Vancouver.
Ryan Reynolds will return as Wade Wilson, a.k.a. Deadpool, the Merc with a Mouth. For the sequel, he'll be joined by Josh Brolin as Cable. Cable was co-created by Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld and Louise Simonson. He has often been paired with Deadpool as his grim, serious demeanor serves as the perfect foil to Deadpool's crude and zany humor. The duo headlined an ongoing comic book series, Cable & Deadpool, for 50 issues.
Atlanta star Zazie Beetz has also been cast in Deadpool 2. She will play Domino, a mutant with probability manipulation abilities that endows her with improbably good luck. In the Marvel Comics Universe, Domino was a member of Cable's mercenary crew, Six Pack, and one of his early love interests.
Jack Kesy has been cast in an undisclosed villain role, speculated to be Black Tom Cassidy. Shioli Kutsuna has also joined the production in an undisclosed "key" role.
Deadpool 2 opens in theaters on June 1, 2018.
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