Lights have been up on the filming for Deadpool 2 since late last month, and star Ryan Reynolds has been updating fans on the shoot’s progress via his Twitter account. A few days back, he revealed the first look at Zazie Beetz as Domino, and today he’s dropped two new images of Josh Brolin as Cable.
Fans right away noticed the difference in the former character’s appearance. In the comics, Domino has pale white skin with a black oval around her left eye. The color scheme is reversed in Beetz’s portrayal, which really only makes sense considering the casting. Our first official peeks of Beetz as the probability-altering mutant mercenary come in the form of two images, one a simple portrait and the other harping on an image used for the original Deadpool marketing.
Brolin, meanwhile, plays Cable, a time-traveling mutant with an obscenely complicated backstory that makes him the son of Cyclops and a clone of Jean Grey who’s raised in a post-apocalyptic future by his parents in the bodies of other clones. It’s a mess, but the long-and-short of it is he’s a bad ass with a glowing eye, a metal arm, and big ass guns. From the looks of the images Reynolds shared today, the filmmakers have nailed it:
Directed by David Leitch and written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (with “additional material” by Drew Goddard), Deadpool 2 will also see Jack Kesy as the villain. It’s rumored he’ll play Black Tom Cassidy, an Irish mutant with plant-based powers. Returning from the first film will be Morena Baccarin (Vanessa), Leslie Uggams (Blind Al), Stefan Kapacic (Colossus), and Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead).
Deadpool 2 is set for a June 1st, 2018 release.