Reynolds has been working with Brolin on the sequel to last year's surprise R-rated superhero hit and he says the film's version of Cable absolutely lives up to the hype.
"I think it's going to be very interesting," Reynolds tells Fandango. "I've spent this last week on the business end of many Josh Brolin punches. Both verbal and physical and literal and it's going to be pretty fantastic. He's going to be epic. He's going to be an epic Cable."
In the Marvel Comics universe, Cable is a master tactician raised in a dystopian future who travels back in time to prevent the rise of Apocalypse. He has a long history with Deadpool and the two are frequently paired together, with Cable playing the straight man to Deadpool's zaniness.
While fans are still eagerly awaiting their first look at Brolin as Cable in full costume, Brolin hasn't been shy about showing off his superhero physique.
In the meantime, fans yesterday got their first and second look at Zazie Beets as Domino. Domino is a mercenary with the mutant gift to subconsciously manipulate probabilities in her favor within a localized field, which manifests roughly as her having very good luck. She has a professional and romantic history with Cable and was a founding member of Cable's paramilitary mutant squad X-Force.
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David Leitch (John Wick) will direct the sequel, taking over for original Deadpool director Tim Miller.
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.
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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