Ryan Reynolds has shared a photo of Josh Brolin’s Cable in “Deadpool 2,” describing him as “that one, grumpy, heavily armed Uncle from the future.”
In the Marvel comics, “Cable” is the alter ego of Nathan Summers, son of X-Men mainstay Scott Summers, a.k.a. Cyclops. The character traveled to the present day from a possible future timeline.
Created by artist Rob Liefeld and writer Louise Simonson, Cable first appeared in a tease at the end of “The New Mutants” issue #86 in February of 1990. The scarred, ravaged character has a bionic left arm, a cybernetic eye and embedded technology that allows him to hack into computer systems.
“John Wick” co-director David Leitch will direct “Deadpool 2,” replacing director Tim Miller, who left the sequel over creative differences. Brolin signed on to play the character of Cable in April, and he is set to star as the mutant in a four-picture deal. The role had been hotly sought after following the surprisingly explosive success of the first “Deadpool” film in 2016.
“Deadpool 2” also stars Morena Baccarin, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller and Leslie Uggams. The film will be released on June 1, 2018.
See the photo below.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 7, 2017