Josh Brolin Talks About Cable, X-FORCE, and Being "Beat To Shit" in DEADPOOL 2
It's crazy to think that Josh Brolin almost didn't play Cable. After seeing him in the role, it's hard not to imagine him in the role. While we wait to see some footage of him in action, Brolin talks more about the character in a recent interview with Collider.
He talks about Cable's big introduction in Deadpool 2 and teases what we can expect from the character throughout the course of the next four films. He also offers up some information on X-Force and when it will start shooting. Then he talks about being beat to shit in Deadpool 2!
When talking about Cable's introduction, he says:
“I’m not going to tell you how much I’m in the film, but it’s his introduction, and I think his introduction, even in the small promos and teasers that David has shown me, I think it’s a proper reveal. I think we’re not trying to hide the fact that this is the beginning of Cable and absolutely not the end. I think when you’re sensitive about how you reveal this character there’s a sense of mystery in it, so then when we finally get into X-Force, you’re going to be with this guy full blown all the time. There’s a lot to be revealed. There’s a lot to be revealed, but there’s three more movies to reveal more.”
It'll be interesting to see how Cable's story arc fully plays out in the movies. When talking about the second film in his "limited series", X-Force, he saysCabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard, he says:
“I think [X-Force films] sometime next year or soon thereafter. It depends. It all depends. It depends on how Deadpool 2 does, but I don’t think that’s a make or break kind of deal. Drew Goddard is already involved in it. He’s into it now. I know he and Ryan were meeting. I’ve met him once, and so this is all kind of going ahead. How it goes ahead, I know that they’re preparing, and I know that it’s something that I’m set to do. When it happens they’re going to put it as fast as they can. I think Drew Goddard is doing his movie right now and then once he’s kind of wrapped up with that and this movie comes out I think we’ll be ready to start the other one.”
The actor then goes on to discuss the hardcore action in the film and how director David Leitch put him through some hard physical demands that he is still feeling the effects from.
“[David] embraces what he’s very good at, which I think is very smart. There’s ton of action in it. The tease is, a guy who’s 49 years old on the cusp of 50 who got in the best shape of his life, especially exteriorly, and I was extremely disciplined throughout that whole thing. I got beat to shit on that movie. That’s all I know. I had stuntmen throwing me all over the place. I’ve got a shoulder issue, I’ve got a knee issue that I’ve got to deal with now, but we got through it. We got through it. I pushed hard and I suffered because of it.”
Sounds like we'll be seeing some badass action in the movie. Hopefully, Brolin heals up before he starts to get his ass beat down again in X-Force!
Deadpool 2 will be released in theaters on June 1st, 2018. There's no release date for X-Force yet.