Josh Brolin may have been pulled in too many comic book directions this year, but the actor promises his Cable will be even better when X-Force arrives. Though a film based on the X-Force team has been in the works for awhile, it was still surprising when the marketing for Deadpool 2 revealed the outfit would actually debut this year's movie. Along with introducing members Cable and Domino, a number of X-Force characters (as well as those from adjacent teams) popped up in the film, including Bedlam, Shatterstar, and Zeitgeist. But one of the film's biggest laughs came from killing most of the characters off before their first mission even began.
X-Force may reintroduce the Deadpool 2 characters that died, and the credits scene for the latter movie proves how that could work. Using Cable's time travel tech, Wade went back to save Vanessa and Peter, meaning the rest of X-Force could have survived as well. Regardless, Deadpool, Domino, and Cable will all be back to lead the X-Force film and better explore the two new additions to the XCU. And when it comes to the actor behind Cable, the film will offer a chance at redemption.
USA Today spoke with Josh Brolin about his new films Sicario: Day of the Soldado, and the conversation eventually turned to Deadpool 2 and X-Force. For Brolin, it took a little while to get into the character of Cable and it wasn't really until the film was complete that he and Ryan Reynolds began to mesh.
"I do like the way it turned out. But I thought I could have been better. But then it clicked [on the press tour]. I got to know [Reynolds] better. I trust him more. And we started this volley where it was like, 'This is actually fun.'"
Deadpool 2 and Brolin's Cable have received plenty of praise, but it's natural that the actor would have his own feelings about his performance. Perhaps the wildly different tones of Cable and Thanos proved harder to navigate, but Brolin believes X-Force will allow him a chance to shine now that he and Reynolds have a better report.
"Thank God. Man. I literally want to redeem myself to myself. I want to do a better version of what I do."
Not much is known about X-Force at this point, save for the three leads, but that will change soon. X-Force work will begin after Bad Time at El Royale, the film that writer/director Drew Goddard is currently in the midst of. But once it releases, X-Force will be a top priority. Fox will likely be especially eager to get it at as the buyout from Disney looms over the growth of the current X-Men universe.
The Disney/Fox deal will be voted on at the end of next month, though it will take time for any effect to take place on the big screen. 2019 is packed with X-Men-related films, but Fox has all sorts of projects in the works. In all likelihood, 2020 will see X-Force arrive in what could be one of the last real, Fox Marvel films before the X-Men and Deadpool are slowly brought into the MCU.
Source: USA Today
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