Deadpool 2: Why Josh Brolin Nearly Passed on Playing Cable

Josh Brolin as Cable

Fans are excited for Josh Brolin's upcoming take on the time-travelling Cable in next year's Deadpool 2, but it was a role Brolin very nearly didn't sign on for.

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Speaking with Collider, Brolin revealed that he was due to star in another movie -- though that film ultimately fell through, resulting in the actor being available to star in the Deadpool sequel. Brolin didn't accept the role straight away, though. “At first I was like, ‘I don’t know. I want to do George and Tammy.' My wife -- thank god -- said to just read it. 'Why are you even talking, just read it,'” Brolin said.

“I was thinking big about the four-picture deal. So, on my phone I remember I read it. It was so irreverent and funny and hysterical that once I got through it I was like, ‘that’s it.' I had no idea [about] the fan-base." he said. "I had no idea what it represented, and I think we’ve made something really special.”

Brolin is signed on to star in the upcoming X-Force movie and a presumed sequel. It's likely he'll appear in Deadpool 3, too, if the second film performs well.

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Directed by David Leitch, Deadpool 2 sees the return of Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Stefan Kapičić as the voice of Colossus and Karan Soni as Dopinder, with newcomers Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Cable, Julian Dennison in an unknown role and Jack Kesy as a villain widely thought to be Black Tom Cassidy. The film opens June 1, 2018.

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