Geekery: Josh Brolin Looks Badass as Cable

The cast for Deadpool 2 is shaping up nicely…

Ryan Renolds has been sharing photos of the cast in character on Twitter recently. Last week we got our first look at Zazie Beetz as Domino… 

Julian Dennison playing an unnamed character getting a piggy back ride… 

Josh Brolin as Cable…

Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand, T.J. MillerStefan Kapicic, and Leslie Uggams are returning to the franchise. The movie is currently being filmed and is set to hit theaters June 1st of 2018.


What do you think of Mr. Summers’ look?

  • Sparowl

    Meh. Reversing Domino’s coloring seems like an odd choice, while Josh Brolin just doesn’t seem large enough compared to the normal depiction of Cable.

    It’ll largely depend on the script, since we know Reynolds makes a solid Deadpool, but the shots of the cast don’t really do it for me, as a Deadpool fan.

    • Averam

      No one is large enough to play a Liefeld stereotype in real life.

      • SilentPony

        The Rock or the Mountain could have done it

        • euansmith

          Not even they have the thighs to play a Liefeld character. I think it would need CGI or radical reconstructive surgery.

          I’m disappointed that they don’t seem to have recreated Liefeld’s novel take on gun geometry; where none of the ovals align along the same perspective.

          • KarnageKing

            I’m still tilting my neck looking at that KRISS Vector trying to figure out what on earth they did to it to make it look so “futuristic”. LOL

          • euansmith

            The tiny little magazines (9mm pistol ammo?) make the silhouette of the weapon look even more sinister. It is like big men holding tiny pistols; you know they mean business.

          • georgelabour

            They added the stock off a tommy gun Appropriate since it’s a SMG firing .45acp

            Then they slapped on what appears to be an elongated barrel with a muzzle brake,

            The underbarrel thing appears to be an m203 with the barrel shroud still attached. With both the shroud and launcher stuck to the bottom of the Kriss’s elongated barrel.

            Honestly I kind of like it. Though it could use some kind of chainsaw apparatus.

          • DJ860

            Nobody alive has the ability to hide their feet as much a Liefeld does his characters.

      • Sparowl

        Well, sure. Not to mention how hard it would be to hide everyone’s feet all movie.

        But there were actors who are both larger then Brolin and and, imo, look more like him. I’ve always kind of wondered at their casting of Josh Brolin over Ron Perlman or Stephen Lang.

        Now, with the reverse Domino thing as well…

        • EnTyme

          Nothing against Brolin (seriously, Old Boy was awesome), but I’m fairly certain Stephen Lang is actually Cable. Like, Nathan Summers went back in time and decided to take up acting under less conspicuous pseudonym and settled on “Stephen Lang”.

      • IronGryphon

        I’m sure Hollywood could have found a body builder of some sort and give him a crash course in acting. Tyler Mane played Sabertooth (the better one I might add), and Dave Bautista has done an awesome job as Drax.

  • Looks cool. If its even half as good as the first Deadpool it will be awesome.

  • MightyOrang

    Pint-sized Cable!

    • euansmith

      Maybe Deadpool will comment on this in the film; like, “Man, I thought you’d be bigger!”

  • IronGryphon

    It looks good, not quite as accurate as the comic. I am okay with that. If I have a gripe, its that Brolin is too small. That is to say, while he is in good shape, he’s not big and tall as a body builder, and that’s what Nathan Summers is.

  • Lonegoat

    Needs more pouches!

    • euansmith

      Especially around the thighs. Dozens of them. Tiny little pouches. Too small to hold anything useful. And going right around the back of the thigh where you wouldn’t be able to reach them. And where they would interfere with your ability to sit down or crouch.

  • georgelabour

    The close up of Brolin’s face is good enough for me to forgive the fact he lacks the cartoonish bodybuilder look the comic book Cable has.

    And he does have a good number of pouches…

    However that is NOT domino. It’s just a lady who forgot to remove an eyepatch before she got into the tanning booth..

  • SonoftheMountain

    I really want the title to be Deadpool 2: Your Premium Cable Provider

  • Dirheim

    Are you sure that´s Domino and not Feral or Moonstone?

  • The Bob

    that’s NOT DOMINO!!! there better be makeup because right now the only mutation she has is the same one Michel Jackson had. I have no problem getting a black person to play domino but she must have that chalk white skin to be true to the character

  • euansmith

    It appears that Rob Liefeld doesn’t have any issues with the casting of Domino. He’s even posted a pin up of Zazie Beetz with the eyepatch make up.