Today was the day that X-Men movie fans have long waited for, as we finally got a look at Josh Brolin's Cable in Deadpool 2.
Big comic book movie castings and character reveals always get a big reaction from passionate fans, and the reaction to Brolin as Cable has been just as big as one would expect.
Take a look below at how the Internet is reacting to the first images of Josh Brolin as Cable:
Some fans are seeing Cable in live-action for the first time and losing. Their. Minds.
It's to be expected; after all, it's one of the most long-awaited moments in the nearly two-decade run of the X-Men movies.
These fans rightly point out that Cable seems more prepared for war than just about any other superhero (or action movie character) in recent memory.
Sure, the character has always been drawn as having more pouches than Batman's utility belt, but still...
I don't know about you, but the Josh Brolin #Cable could do with at least another dozen pouches.— TheDanTribe (@TheDanTribe) August 7, 2017
As always, the real question is: how do fans feel about this version of the character?
So far, it seems that the X-Men fanbase is digging what Deadpool 2 is doing with Cable - more so than the divide in opinion over the recent reveal of actress Zazie Beetz's Domino.
Some people need time to get used to something new. This version of Cable may not be what every X-Men fan had imagined, but it's a testament to the filmmakers' design that it's gaining respect even with fans who may be initially skeptical.
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In the end, some fans are entirely happy with how Deadpool 2 is interpreting the two pivotal X-Force characters, Cable and Domino.
The movie's tonal approach to the characters, and the actors' respective performances remain to be seen, but as far as looks go, Deadpool 2 is off to a good start.
Brolin has two of the biggest comic book roles of the next few years: playing Cable in the X-Menmovies (obviously) as well as Thanos, the master villain at the center of Avengers: Infinity War and the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.
So which Brolin will prevail? According to early fan opinion: