Brace yourselves, Cable & Deadpool fans, because Josh Brolin has shared the first peek at how he's going to look in Deadpool 2. Granted, we doubt he'll show up in the sequel with a bunch of blue goo on the right side of his face, which you can see above, but we can already visualize the scar and cybernetic eye that the character has in the comics. "Insanity on the brink. Face is morphing into something machine, fierce, hair sliced, arm machined, bulged," Brolin captioned the Instagram. "Where is Deadpool?!? Looking. Looking. All I got are these two...molding me, prodding, turning me into something hard. @bcorso #mikesmithson #deadpool #ivebeencabled #cableswole @weprevail"
Before we even knew that the Deadpool sequel was officially a go, the first movie's postcredits scene strongly hinted that Cable, Deadpool's buddy from the comics, would eventually show up. At first there were rumors that other high-profile actors like Russell Crowe, Kyle Chandler, and Liam Neeson might step into Cable's XXL boots, but Marvel Studios eventually narrowed it down to Brolin. The 49-year-old actor has been in everything from The Goonies to Sicario and No Country For Old Men and will likely bring the perfect steely intensity to the character. Not to mention, he already knows his way around the MCU thanks to voicing Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy.
The character of Cable is an important one for any Deadpool fan. Cable — neé Nathan "Nate" Christopher Charles Summers — is the son of X-Men's Cyclops and a clone of Jean Grey, and his birth is orchestrated by supervillain geneticist Mister Sinister as a way to defeat Sinister's former master, Apocalypse (aka the same big bad we met in 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse). He develops powers of telepathy and telekinesis and comes into contact with X-Men favorites like Charles Xavier while leading the X-Force team of New Mutants. When Cable finally meets Deadpool, the two don't exactly get along, but eventually they come together in the 2004 comic series Cable & Deadpool, which lasted for 50 issues, as well as 2015's Deadpool and Cable: Split Second.
Suffice it to say, Deadpool 2 can't come soon enough.