For the past few weeks, Ryan Renolds has been sharing new photos teasing ‘Deadpool 2,’ which is set to release June 1, 2018. Last week we saw Atlanta actress Zazie Beetz as X-Force mutant Domino, replicating a Deadpool ad from the first film. This week, we got a first look at Josh Brolin as Cable in his full badassery.
Reynold’s first shared a close-up picture of Brolin decked out in his full Cable gear, before sharing a zoomed out version hours later. Two days after that, we got to see a photo of Brolin on set holding onto what appears to be a little Deadpool doll (or potentially a child in costume). But it’s not Deadpool we’re looking at. It’s that behemoth of a bicep we see as Brolin flexes his arm. An arm that could have only been logically sculpted by the Gods. The social media savvy Reynolds also added the caption, “The camera really does add 10 pounds.”
In the comics, Cable is born with both telepathic and telekinetic abilities. He is affected by a techno-organic virus which can be seen on Brolin’s one arm creeping upwards towards his neck. Cable also is a time traveler and highly skilled at hand-to-hand combat. Although it is unclear at this time what characteristics will be drawn from the comics for the upcoming film.
Unfortunately for all of us, while Reynolds has said previously he would be open to a boyfriend for Deadpool, in the comics, the duo are more in a ‘bromance’ than anything else. But we wouldn’t hate to see the homoerotic undertones that often arise is said bromance between the two characters, as some sort of retribution for the lack of gay sex in the first Deadpool film.
Check out the first two photos of Josh Brolin as Cable shared by Reynolds.
Feature image by Ryan Reynolds, @vancitytreynolds