​Marvel's 2016 blockbuster hit, Deadpool, was revolutionary to the genre of comic book-inspired superhero films. The film follows the life of the childishly-humored mercenary Wade "Deadpool" Wilson, played by Ryan Reynolds. It's unique because it doesn't follow the traditional superhero model, instead it focuses on a murderous ​anti-hero, who acts alone (for the most part).

Critically-acclaimed actor Josh Brolin joins the Marvel crew for the upcoming sequel. Brolin will take on the role of Cable, a time traveling mutant and the antagonist of the film. Due to the first film's international success, millions of people cannot wait until the sequel premieres. 

With this being said, many are likely hoping for more of the same, but it seems this will not be the case, as Brolin told ​Flickering Myth the second film is quite different than the first. 

Deadpool [2] I know is going to be very fun and funny and fresh because it's very different from the first Deadpool, Brolin says.


The 50-year-old actor also plays in Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War. When asked on his experience working in the realm of superheros and evildoers, Brolin said “I really enjoyed them both. I didn’t think I would! But I did.”

Brolin also stated in a previous interview he believes some Thanos' humor will be on display in Deadpool 2. 

“I can’t imagine there’s not going to be any,” Brolin said. “I’ll put it that way. I’m up here right now in snowy Vancouver doing reshoots for Deadpool. Given that it’s a satire of all superhero movies, especially Marvel movies, how can you not?”

Brolin also commented on how he was rather hesitant to ink the deal to play Cable, saying “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.’ I was thinking [too big] about the four-picture deal."

"So, on my phone, I remember I read it. It was so reverent and funny and hysterical that once I got through it I was like, ‘that’s it’ and I had no idea [about] the fan-base. I had no idea what it represented, and I think we’ve made something really special," he continued.

Thankfully, the legendary actor agreed, because by the looks of it, Deadpool will have his hands full with Brolin's character in the upcoming film!

Deadpool 2 is set to hit theaters May 18th.