Josh Brolin Voices Disappointment with New Deadpool Film

Marvel's latest venture explores fresh dynamics and alliances

by Zain ul Abedin
Josh Brolin Voices Disappointment with New Deadpool Film
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Josh Brolin has shared his thoughts on not returning as Cable in the latest Deadpool installment, expressing a mix of surprise and disappointment. The actor, known for his role as the time-traveling mutant in the first two Deadpool movies, recently disclosed in an interview that he was not invited to join the upcoming film, which merges the worlds of Deadpool and Wolverine.

In an intriguing twist, the new movie, titled "Deadpool & Wolverine," does not serve as a direct sequel but as a unique crossover featuring Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman. Jackman's return as Wolverine is notably significant, reviving his iconic role despite having retired the character with the 2017 film "Logan." This decision marks a pivotal shift in the franchise's direction, leaning heavily into the dynamics between the two beloved characters.

During a conversation with Bingeworthy, Brolin reacted to the news that his name still appears on the film’s IMDb page, jokingly remarking, “Am I? Yes! I so wanted to be in that movie”. He further elaborated on the complexities of navigating the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which he described as more intricate than any plotline of his series "Outer Range" on Prime Video.

Brolin's Memorable MCU Roles

Brolin reminisced about his experience playing Cable, emphasizing the enjoyment and fulfillment it brought him. His dual roles in the MCU - as both Cable and the formidable villain Thanos - have cemented his status as a versatile and impactful actor within the superhero genre.

The forthcoming "Deadpool & Wolverine" film is generating significant buzz, heralded as potentially the biggest Marvel hit in recent times following less stellar performances from other MCU films at the box office. Directed by Shaun Levy, the movie is characterized not as a continuation but as a fresh narrative venture, focusing on a "two-hander character adventure" that promises to deliver both action and camaraderie.

Scheduled for release on July 26, "Deadpool & Wolverine" stands as the sole major Marvel release of 2024. However, the franchise is set to pick up pace in the following year with multiple high-profile releases including "Captain America: Brave New World," featuring Anthony Mackie and Harrison Ford, and the ensemble cast of "Thunderbolts." Additionally, reboots of "Fantastic Four" and "Blade" are on the horizon, promising a renewed vigor in Marvel's cinematic saga.