Deadpool Creator: Josh Brolin’s Cable as Iconic as Hugh Jackman’s Logan

Someone like Rob Liefeld was always going to be bullish about the prospects of a motion picture based off his work. The Deadpool comic book man saw his series adapted on the big screen to remarkable success in 2016, standing out as the highest grossing R-rated movie in box office history at the time, let alone breaking the superhero mold forever.

As the sequel Deadpool 2 continues their production, it is the introduction of Avengers: Infinity War star Josh Brolin as Cable that garnered the most attention. Using his Instagram account as the platform, Liefeld compared this upcoming portrayal to Ryan Reynolds' Wade Wilson and Hugh Jackman as Logan.

High praise from Caesar indeed.

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The shortlist of candidates for the part of Cable seemed to stretch further than tickets to a Star Wars movie on opening night. From Pierce Brosnan to Russell Crowe, Kyle Chandler, Brad Pitt, David Harbour and Michael Shannon - any actor between the ages of 40 to 55 appeared to have a chance.

As Liefeld admitted to some sleepless nights over the final call, he believes Brolin will become as synonymous with the time traveling rogue as any in the Marvel universe.

"Huge shout out to @joshbrolin for completing his inaugural mission as CABLE!! Many of you know I sweated the casting of this role like no other. And then the producers hit the bullseye! BROLIN!! Dude is an actors actor, talent to spare. Josh Brolin as Cable will held in as high regard as Ryan as Deadpool and Hugh as Wolverine. What a treat we have in store for us next summer. As I have said often, wear those brown pants to Deadpool 2 next summer. They'll come in handy! Thanks to @vancityreynolds for bringing this vision to life! #cable #joshbrolin#deadpool #ryanreynolds #xforce #robliefeld #marvel #markersketch."

Director Throws Some Shade In Deadpool's Direction

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Hollywood is a fickle business at the best of times and beefs can endure longer than you might think. As Tim Miller spoke with THR about his role as director for Terminator 6 alongside producer James Cameron, he would intimate that the sequel was just more of the same as John Wick's David Leitch filled the void left by his departure.

"I mean, I wanted to make Deadpool 2. I was going to do that, until I wasn’t. So, there was that, which took up about seven months of my time," he remarked. "I felt like there was more stories to tell there, but I’m happy that somebody else is telling them. And I’ve got to tell you, there was a sense of relief in that I get to do something new versus Deadpool 2. I think it would’ve been a great movie, but it was also going to be a continuation of what we had done."

What would make this comment more intriguing is the subtext hidden behind it. Now that the Miller-Cameron team is established, there is something of a split as Brolin would launch a tirade the way of Cameron in the aftermath of Avatar 2's casting call.

The deliberation of Cable was said to be a decisive factor in Miller's decision to walk away from Deadpool 2. Make of that what you will, but there looks to be two very distinct camps.

Source: Cinemablend, Express