Earlier today, the first image of Brolin in costume as Cable as he will appear in the Deadpool sequel was released on social media by star and executive producer Ryan Reynolds. Now, ComicBook.com has creator Rob Liefeld's perspective of the reveal.
"This is Cable," Liefeld said. "Fandom can create their own burden, and I'm going back to Michael Keaton getting cast as Batman. You remember all of the fans exploding, "How can you cast Mr. Mom as Batman?" And that was a big deal. Back then they had to address you on Entertainment Tonight, not Twitter. But the fans have to be accounted for, you can't ignore them. So I think when you open the oven and out comes that version of Josh Brolin as Cable, let's give some applause to the cooks."
Liefeld is ready to credit those cooks, himself. "My boy Bill Corso — even Ryan [Reynolds] was praising him on Instagram with me," Liefeld said. "Bill is the make-up designer on Blade Runner II. He was on The Force Awakens. He did Kong: Skull Island. This guy is just sick talented. So the makeup design, I believe in giving artists their credit. I mean first you've got to cast the right guy, and Josh came out yoked. He started out Josh Brolin and came out Lou Ferrigno. He's so bulked up."
"I just think with how well he has come out looking, again, that they take this stuff seriously," Liefeld said. "Fandom is such that they always go, 'Well, yeah, that worked, but what's next?' They're hard to please. I've been a fan, I know what it's like. But I just think Cable — this is a great day. They nailed it, they showed it to the world, and they presented it wonderfully."
Deadpool 2 hits theaters on June 1, 2018.