Deadpool 2: Josh Brolin Begins Pre-Production For The Movie

By Anshul Hardikar | 2 years ago
Deadpool 2: Josh Brolin Begins Pre-Production For The Movie
PHOTOGRAPH: Instagram/joshbrolin |

Deadpool 2 surprised fans with their choice for Cable. Avengers: Infinity War star Josh Brolin is playing the character and will be seen next to Ryan Reynolds in the sequel.

Following the announcement, Brolin has already started work on the sequel and even took to Instagram to share what can be titled the first pre-production image from the movie.

Going by the picture, Brolin seems hell-bent on nailing the part and giving fans a portrayal that they will really like.

Prosthetic makeup reported that the pre-production image shows Brolin sitting on a chair with tons of prosthetic makeup. According to the outlet, the picture does not reveal how the actor will look as Cable but it does hint that prosthetics will play a major part.

Given the fact that the character has a cybernetic eye and a scar on the other, prosthetics would play a major part in shaping his look in the movie.

Sample sketch

Even though Brolin’s look as Cable was not revealed, a sketch by Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld hints how the actor will look as Cyclops’ son in the movie. According to it, the character will have a scar on his right eye and his left eye will be a cybernetic one.

With the X-Men insignia in the center of his chest, the character would look very intimidating just like in the comics.

The Story

While an official synopsis has not been released, a small idea for the movie has been going around. Time travel might be featured in the movie as Cable and Domino will join forces with Deadpool for a mission.

Also, characters like Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead are expected to return for the sequel. Cable is known not to see eye-to-eye with Deadpool but it is their chemistry that will shape up Deadpool 2.

Other contenders

Screen Rant reported that before Brolin was confirmed to be playing the role, many other actors like Brad Pitt and Michael Shannon were reportedly considered for the role.

The outlet also reported that the actor’s hashtags on his Instagram post were clear enough that the makeup was meant for Deadpool 2. #deadpool2 and #ryanreynoldsismybitch were some hashtags that the actor used.

Two Marvel characters

With Brolin becoming Cable in the X-Men cinematic universe despite playing Thanos in MCU, the outlet stated that there could be some questions coming the actor’s way.

However, if Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is concerned, Brolin playing two Marvel characters in two different cinematic universes is no big deal. According to him, there is no such thing written in Marvel’s contracts about other roles that people can do.

Also since Thanos and Cable are two very different characters, it will not create any problem when it comes to the actor portraying both of them.


If there is one thing that fans are not getting any time soon is Cable’s first official look. But till then lots of fan art have emerged, which depict how the Avengers: Infinity War star would look as the X-Men hero.

The outlet called artist named BossLogic’s Cable fan-art as one of the most stunning ones. The artist cleverly depicts how Brolin would look in the Ryan Reynolds starrer.

Fans might need some kind of convincing when it comes to the look of the character as he happens to be hulking in the comics as compared to Brolin’s not so hulking frame.

However given the fact that he is a talented actor who is playing another hulking character in the MCU, it will be his portrayal of the character that will do the talking. It remains to be seen when is Cable’s first official look released.

Deadpool 2 is scheduled to release next year.


Photo source: Instagram/bosslogic


About the author

Anshul studied Journalism and Broadcasting before venturing out in Online Media. He likes to read, write and travel when he is not working. He has been a full-time writer for MNG since May 2015.