With the Ryan Reynolds returning to the title role in next year’s Deadpool 2, it is known that the Merc with the Mouth will not be alone for the ride as he will be joined by his fan-favorite mutant cohorts Cable (Josh Brolin) and Domino (Zazie Beetz).
What is interesting to note about these particular Marvel Comics characters is that they have not only crossed paths countless times in the pages of the comics but they also share a connection as the three were all originally conceived by writer and artist Rob Liefeld.
Earlier today on his Instagram, Liefeld shared a behind-the-scenes photo during his time on the set where he came face to face with the live-action iteration of his creation and discussed Brolin’s commitment towards his portrayal towards the time-traveling mutant:
CABLE!! Say what?? I’m going to actually meet him in the flesh and blood(and steel coils)?? And, oh, by the way, he’s one of your favorite and one of the most talented actors of all space and time! Yeah, I dare you to try and meet one of your own creations and not get umpteen butterflies in your stomach. I don’t remember anything that was said here besides me thinking “I’m meeting CABLE!! HOW AWESOME IS THIS?!?!” Mr. Josh Brolin could not be more perfect in this role. He is amazing and outstanding and you will no doubt be as giddy as I was when watching him portray Cable. His commitment to becoming Cable goes beyond his physical transformation, he found the voice that fans will go crazy about! Ryan as Deadpool and Josh as Cable. Look out World this is going to be nuts! #cable #xforce #deadpool #robliefeld #marvel #20thcenturyfox
Judging from his visit to the set, one help but wonder if Liefeld will have yet another cameo appearance in the upcoming sequel. Either way, there is no denying that the longtime comic book writer and artist is excited about Deadpool 2 considering the original film’s success.
Deadpool 2 is directed by David Leitch and stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Nathan Summers/Cable, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapicic as Piotr Rasputin/Colossus, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa Carlysle, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al and Karan Soni as Dopinder.
Deadpool 2 is set for a June 1, 2018 release.
6 R-Rated Comic Book Movies Audiences Deserve
Logan and Deadpool have shown studios that R-Rated superhero movies can succeed. Sure, Watchmen and 300 kind of proved that same point in 2009, but now both Marvel and DC have said R-Rated movies are a possibility. Audiences are tired of so many comic book movies featuring similar plots, so opening more projects to the potential of being R-Rated makes it possible that different, mature stories can be told.
Some characters, like Superman and Spider-Man, should never receive the R-Rated treatment. If a character is defined by a sense of hope or optimism instead of a dark, gritty core that grounds all their actions, then a R-Rated movie likely won’t work.
Hit Next to find out more about six comic book movies that should be R-Rated!