The Merc with the Mouth has beaten out the likes of Hugh Jackman, Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson for the part of Pikachu.
The Cable star outlined how soon filmmaker Drew Goddard was to getting the ball rolling on the Marvel ensemble project.
With the comic book mutant villains The Externals said to be included in the picture, the opportunities for the property to crossover with New Mutants and X-Force are there for the taking.
Comic book maestro Rob Liefeld has given Brolin the best possible endorsement, likening his character to the best of the Marvel bunch.
Still in a state of shock over the tragic events for the sequel, the actress was overcoming the loss of Jo Harris as the cast return to production.
The Marvel ensemble picture will see Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin work alongside a comic book regular with the Netflix screenwriter and executive producer taking the main chair.
With production back underway in Vancouver, one snapshot has showcased the inclusion of the infamous MRD program from the Marvel comics.
In news that will come as no comfort to the family of the late Joi Harris, fellow stunt drivers have outlined how undue pressure from producers created an unnecessary situation that would ultimately end in tragedy.
While the actor has been out promoting The Hitman's Bodyguard, the Canadian believes a meeting of the Marvel minds would have to stoop to his level to work.
Joi “SJ” Harris has been identified as the deceased, with the African American stuntwoman losing control of her vehicle in Vancouver.
Creator Rob Liefeld has talked about the chemistry on set between Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin as the pair link up for the Marvel sequel.
As the action star is out promoting his part in the upcoming sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle, his eyes are still on the Marvel prize.