Deadpool 2: Josh Brolin shares first look of his role as fan favourite Cable
The Marvel cinematic universe was abuzz last week when 20th Century Fox announced that Josh Brolin was cast in the coveted role of Cable in Ryan Reynold's hotly anticipated sequel to the 2016 blockbuster Deadpool.
Now, Thanos from Guardians of the Galaxy has shared his first look for playing the iconic X-men character Cable on screen.
Several big names were considered for the role of Cable – including Brad Pitt and Michael Shannon – and the casting of Brolin caught everybody by surprise since he is already playing Thanos in Disney/Marvel Studio’s MCU and will be a pivotal character in 2018's Avengers: Infinity War.
Brolin gave a first peek at Cable in an Instagram post from an undisclosed makeup shop.
Covered in blue plaster to get a life cast, Brolin simply wrote, "You know, just meditating," while waiting for the material to harden.
Funny enough, he had a pad and pen in hand but the pad was blank. Brolin’s hashtags on the post were pretty clear what film he was there for, which included #deadpool2 and #ryanreynoldsismybitch. The hashtags didn't convince everybody, though.
One of Brolin’s Instagram followers wrote, "Funny, you look more like Thanos."
Cable co-creator Rob Liefeld also shared his take on Josh Brolin as the character in an Instagram post:
Brolin is bound to get a lot of questions for playing a pair of Marvel Comics favorites simultaneously, but as far as Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is concerned, the whole matter is no big deal.
Feige said in an interview that "We don’t have anything written into our contracts about other roles that people can do", and he thinks that "Thanos and Cable are two very different characters."
This photo aside, the best image of Brolin associated with Cable came from Ryan Reynolds, in a tweet congratulating the actor on nabbing the role.
The fuck, Fox! You can't play 2 characters in the same universe!! Josh Brolin was in Sicario and I was in Sabrina The Teenage Witch. pic.twitter.com/AQCRp1aWKg — Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) April 12, 2017