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With the release of Tim Miller's Deadpool in 2016, the comic book movie genre gained a new icon in the form of Wade Wilson. And with the upcoming release of Deadpool 2 next summer, it's beginning to look like David Leitch's highly-anticipated sequel could do the same with its introduction of Josh Brolin as Cable. Quite a fuss has been made about how cool Brolin looks as the iconic time-traveler, and now Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld has chimed in to reveal that the actor has knocked it out of the park with his performance. Liefeld took to social media and wrote:
So with Josh Brolin's performance as Cable seemingly in the can, it looks like Rob Liefeld can now start heaping praise on the actor. The comic book writer seems to have nothing but good things to say about Brolin's take on the complicated badass, which suggests that even the more die-hard fans will be pleased by what they see when Deadpool 2 debuts on June 1 of next year.
In fact, I would like to zero in on one specific comment made by Rob Liefeld in his post. He wrote:
Josh Brolin as Cable will held in as high regard as Ryan as Deadpool and Hugh as Wolverine.
All things considered, that's some pretty damn impressive praise. Not only does Josh Brolin work as Cable, but Rob Liefeld even seems to think that he stands alongside Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool and Hugh Jackman's Wolverine -- arguably two of the most definitive and beloved comic book movie characters and performers of all time.
For those of you less familiar with the comic book world, Cable is one of the most famous X-Men characters of all time. His backstory is pretty complicated (we will likely receive an abridged version of it in Deadpool 2), but the short version is that he's the son of Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor (a clone of Jean Grey) from the future. Infected with a sci-fi pathogen known as the "techno-organic virus," Nathan Summers is instantly recognizable due to his metal arm and a cybernetic eye. Additionally, he is a powerful mutant with the powers of telepathy and psychokinesis -- in addition to extensive skill with weapons and hand-to-hand combat. In the simplest of terms, he's a pure badass.
I think it's safe to say that Rob Liefield's comments about Josh Brolin's portrayal of Cable have only amped up our anticipation for his character -- something that we didn't even think was possible. We will get to see Brolin take on the role of the iconic, time-traveling X-Man when Deadpool 2 blasts its way into theaters next summer on June 1, 2018. Here's everything that we currently know about the highly-anticipated sequel.