It's no secret that superhero genre is dominating the film world. Massive blockbusters and shared universe has become commonplace, with myriad studios getting in on the fun. As such, plenty of A-list talent has taken on comic book roles. In fact, actors like Josh Brolin and Peter Dinklage have played more than one figure from the page.
Brad Pitt recently made his superhero debut, albeit in a cameo role. He popped up briefly in Deadpool 2 as Vanisher, a member of the ill-fated X-Force team. His face was only seen for a few seconds as the character was electric during the team's disastrous first mission. But would he want to play a more meaty role in the genre? Pitt recently fielded that question, saying:
Sorry, Brad Pitt fans. It appears that his cameo as Vanisher is about as superheroic as the 55 year-old actor wants to get. At least we'll always have that hilarious skydiving scene from Deadpool 2.
Brad Pitt's comments to MTV are sure to disappoint some moviegoers who would love to see him take on a superhero or villain role in one of the many shared universes. He's done his fair amount of action in movies like Troy, Mr & Mrs Smith, and World War Z, and usually brings a strong physicality to his onscreen performances. What's more his hilarious cameo in Deadpool 2 teased moviegoers about the possibility of more.
As a reminder, you can check out the X-Force's big scene from Deadpool 2 below, including Brad Pitt's quick role. Just a warning: it's definitely NSFW.
Honestly, that thing just never gets old. And that includes the brief superheroic adventures of Vanisher.
The X-Force's formation was a highly anticipated aspect of Deadpool 2 before its release. The iconic sequence featured a variety of cameos, including Terry Crews and Bill Skarsgard. But Ryan Reynolds and company threw moviegoers for a loop by promptly killing the team off in grisly ways. In fact, fake footage was even filmed of the group in action, and added to trailers to throw the fans off.
Brad Pitt had minimal involvement in Deadpool 2, serving as a quick gag rather than an actual cast member. And according to his comments, that's about the size role he's interested in filling within the superhero genre. As such, we shouldn't expect him to join the ever growing Marvel Cinematic Universe, or any of the other behemoth franchises.
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Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.