Josh Brolin Talks Cable’s Role in ‘Deadpool 2’ & ‘X-Force’

Brolin Cable Deadpool 2 X-ForceWith filming on Deadpool 2 recently wrapped, the sequel’s release next year seems that bit closer. And with that release will come audience’s introduction to Josh Brolin’s take on classic X-Man from the future, Cable. Fans got their first look at Brolin suited up as Cable back in August and now the actor has been talking a little more about what we can expect to see from him in Deadpool 2 and the planned X-Force movie.

Talking recently to Collider about what it was like working with Deadpool 2 director, David Leitch, and suffering for his art in a big way, Brolin said:

“[David] embraces what he’s very good at, which I think is very smart. There’s ton of action in it. The tease is, a guy who’s 49 years old on the cusp of 50 who got in the best shape of his life, especially exteriorly, and I was extremely disciplined throughout that whole thing. I got beat to shit on that movie. That’s all I know. I had stuntmen throwing me all over the place. I’ve got a shoulder issue, I’ve got a knee issue that I’ve got to deal with now, but we got through it. We got through it. I pushed hard and I suffered because of it.”

As for how much of Cable we can expect to see in Deadpool 2 and where the character may be headed after that point, Brolin teased:

“I’m not going to tell you how much I’m in the film, but it’s his introduction, and I think his introduction, even in the small promos and teasers that David has shown me, I think it’s a proper reveal. I think we’re not trying to hide the fact that this is the beginning of Cable and absolutely not the end. I think when you’re sensitive about how you reveal this character there’s a sense of mystery in it, so then when we finally get into X-Force, you’re going to be with this guy full blown all the time. There’s a lot to be revealed. There’s a lot to be revealed, but there’s three more movies to reveal more.”

The mention of “three more movies” is sure to spark some fan speculation. Presumably, these three movies include X-Force and two others that are yet to be announced. This revelation would mean that we’re getting at least twice as much Cable as we had previously known about.

Looking to Cable’s future, Brolin touched on when work might begin on X-Force:

“I think [X-Force films] sometime next year or soon thereafter. It depends. It all depends. It depends on how Deadpool 2 does, but I don’t think that’s a make or break kind of deal. Drew Goddard is already involved in it. He’s into it now. I know he and Ryan were meeting. I’ve met him once, and so this is all kind of going ahead. How it goes ahead, I know that they’re preparing, and I know that it’s something that I’m set to do. When it happens they’re going to put it as fast as they can. I think Drew Goddard is doing his movie right now and then once he’s kind of wrapped up with that and this movie comes out I think we’ll be ready to start the other one.”

According to Brolin then, it sounds like the earliest X-Force will be going into production is late 2018. However, it sounds as though director Drew Goddard, as well as both Brolin and Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool), are ready to hit the ground running on the project.

How much Cable do you think we’ll be getting in Deadpool 2? Are you excited for the possibility of 4 films with Brolin’s cybernetic mutant? Let us know in the comments below!

Directed by David Leitch, the Deadpool sequel 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. Julian Dennison, Jack Kesy and Shioli Kutsuna join the cast in undisclosed roles.

Deadpool 2 is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on June 1, 2018.

Source: Collider

8 X-Men Characters Who Deserve Their Own Movie

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So it’s probably safe to assume everyone here has seen Logan? Well, based on how well it did in the box-office I think 20th Century Fox is taking notes. Now that they have both Deadpool and Logan under their belts, I’m sure they will be bringing more X-Men characters to the big screen as soon as possible.

There are so many great X-Men arcs to choose from, but I think focusing on personal stories and fewer characters is a way to ensure the movie connects with an audience. Mutants were originally composed as a metaphor for the Civil Rights movement, and that issue is still very much so alive in our society. I’m not saying every movie needs to be political, but they all have the potential to be about so much more than destruction and boss battles. Fox focuses on smaller, personal stories that show mutants in a different light. Sure they can kick ass, but let’s make sure they always feel like real people, as Logan did.

Hit Next to see the eight mutants I think Fox should bring to the big screen next!

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