While fans knew that Cable would be featured in Deadpool 2, almost every name you could think of was thrown out as the actor who would embody the character. Considering he was already playing Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, however, Josh Brolin seemingly came out of nowhere to snag the coveted role. The character's creator, Rob Liefeld, spoke with ComicBook.com about what made Brolin the perfect choice for the role.
"It's continuing the tradition, in the film, of really great actors," Liefeld explained of Brolin's talent. "If you only see No Country for Old Men and Sicario, you've seen two great, totally separate, Josh Brolin performances. You've got Llewelyn, who's sullen but determined, and he doesn't speak much, but you follow him the whole time in No Country. And then, Sicario, he's this wild, shoot 'em up, C.I.A. guy. The guy is a tremendous actor."
Another strength of the actor is not only his commitment to physically transforming
Speaking to the actor's dedication, Liefeld explained, "The way we've watched his transformation--I mean, I immediately started following his trainer. Eventually, when I get the guts up, I'm gonna ask, 'I'd like to have that training regimen please.'"
"He's such a great actor, that's where it starts. Who else, really, is gonna hold their ground with Ryan [Reynolds]?" the creator said of Brolin's counterpart. "I mean, that is...energy unbridled. When I see the two of them together, I think it's going to be the comic book equivalent of Rush Hour. I don't know if comic fans are ready for it."
Deadpool 2 currently enjoys a 4.10 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings, and you can find the film's synopsis below.
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
Deadpool 2 is directed by David Leitch and written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Deadpool stars Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool/Wade Wilson), Morena Baccarin (Vanessa), T.J. Miller (Weasel), Zazie Beetz (Domino), Josh Brolin (Cable/Nathan Summers), Karan Soni (Dopinder), Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead), Leslie Uggams (Blind AL), Julian Dennison, and Stefan Kapičić (Colossus).0comments
Deadpool's Holiday Blu-ray package is now available and retails for $25.99. Logan is also on Blu-ray and DVD, while Gambit still has a release date of December 31 of 2017, though that is likely going to change. New Mutants has been announced for April 3, 2018, while Deadpool 2 will follow on June 1, 2018. X-Men: Dark Phoenix will hit theaters on November 2, 2018.