With Marvel Legacy upon us come this Fall, plenty of things are changing over at the House of Ideas. Once Legacy hits, it very well could spell out the end of one of the biggest fan-favorite superhero duos: Cable and Deadpool.
Slowly rolling out the various covers of the comic publisher’s Marvel Legacy offerings throughout the day, a peculiar cover was shown for Deadpool’s latest comic run. As all of the covers released today paid homage to The Amazing Spider-Man #129, a book in which many collectors consider it a larger key issue or personal grail.
The Amazing Spider-Man #129 — the first appearance of Frank Castle — features The Punisher looking throw the scope of his rifle as Spider-Man is in the crosshairs.
The Deadpool cover swipe, however, shows Wade Wilson in the role of the Punisher with his longtime “bro” Cable in the crosshairs.
The cover — which was drawn by artist Salva Espin — is a near replication of the older Spider-Man comic and even got a mention from Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso.
Alonso took to Twitter to give his two cents.
“The Death of Bromance,” Alonso tweeted.
Should the two decide to stop being the best of bros, at least fans will be able to look forward to seeing them in Deadpool 2.
Deadpool 2 currently has a 4.14 out of 5 ComicBook.com User Anticipation Rating, making it the fourth most anticipated upcoming comic book movie among ComicBook.com readers. Let us know how excited you are for Deadpool 2 by giving it your own anticipation rating below.
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.
Deadpool 2 opens in theaters on June 1, 2018.
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