Fans are eagerly awaiting next year's sequel to Deadpool, in which the time-traveling mutant mercenary known as Cable will finally make his big screen debut.
And though Josh Brolin is excited to play around in the X-Men movie franchise, the actor playing Nathan Summers admitted the extensive action scenes took a physical toll on him.
"The tease is, a guy who's 49 years old on the cusp of 50 who got in the best shape of his life, especially exteriorly, and I was extremely disciplined throughout that whole thing," said Brolin in an interview with Collider. "I got beat to s*** on that movie. That's all I know. I had stuntmen throwing me all over the place. I've got a shoulder issue, I've got a knee issue that I've got to deal with now, but we got through it. We got through it. I pushed hard and I suffered because of it."
The actor intimated that action scenes for the sequel were intensified because there was an impression that the first Deadpool film was lacking in that specific area, which is hopefully rectified with a change in directors.
"I had heard somewhere along the line, and I think it's okay for me to say this, but I heard somewhere along the line that they felt the first Deadpool didn't have enough action," Brolin said. "I don't know who said that or why they said that or even if I felt that. I don't think I did because I loved the first Deadpool. I thought it was really kind of irreverent, and amazing, and intelligent, and turned everything on its head, and I appreciated it.
Brolin spoke about how new director David Leitch brought his high-octane action chops to Deadpool 2. Leitch co-directed the first John Wick film and recently helmed the Charlize Theron-starring Atomic Blonde; both films are filled with frantic and visceral fight scenes.
"With this movie, it's just a different deal. He embraces what he's very good at, which I think is very smart. There's ton of action in it," Brolin said.
The Deadpool sequel is shaping up to be another action-packed comedy romp through the world of Marvel's merry mutants, and will also kick off a four-film journey for Brolin's Cable.
Fans will get to see the character's debut when Deadpool 2 premieres in theaters June 1, 2018.