The internet is abuzz with the news that Josh Brolin has signed on for four movies for 20th Century Fox’s ‘X-Men’ franchise, beginning with ‘Deadpool 2’ and an ‘X-Force’ movie. This makes Brolin’s third comic book role, following the DC Comics flop ‘Jonah Hex’ and Thanos in Marvel Studios’ films.
Of course, while everyone has opinions on the casting, fans are really curious to hear from those closely associated with both Cable and Deadpool. The creator of both characters, Rob Liefeld has already offered his reaction, saying:
“Josh Brolin brings both the gravitas as well as the physicality required to bring Cable to life on the big screen! He’s an amazing actor and I’m as excited as anyone to see him paired with Ryan Reynolds, Zazie Beetz in Deadpool 2!! Cable, Domino and Deadpool people!! It’s happening!!!”
As Liefeld mentioned, Brolin’s casting follows the casting of Zazie Beetz as Domino, a move he seems quite excited about:
“Domino is all about, as an actress and as the character that is going to be on the screen you already allude to it, it’s all about the sass. You gotta understand, your gonna go up against Wade Wilson, who is, in this movie is Ryan Reynolds and trust … I’m telling you, having been around Ryan multiple times that mouth cannot be stopped. He … it’s point … I don’t think he can say the jokes as fast as they are backed up in his head. So, you need … some of these people be like “oh hey, this girl should have been Domino, and pick out actress a through z” and I’d be like “I’m not sure that they can keep up with him” and oh my gosh, I’m not sure that Ryan’s gonna keep up with her. I think Ryan Reynolds is gonna have to work hard to keep up with Zazie. I mean, wow. You just go “That chemistry is going to be spectacular”. And that’s what it comes down to is the chemistry with these characters.”
After some delays, ‘Deadpool 2’ is slated for release on March 2, 2018.
How do you feel about Brolin’s casting? Is he right for the job?