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Deadpool 2‘s Josh Brolin says he’s confused as to why Marvel Studios did not ask him to reprise Cable in Deadpool & Wolverine.

During an interview with The Playlist, Brolin responded with laughter when asked about his name being listed on IMDb as part of Deadpool & Wolverine’s cast while confirming his absence from the threequel. “Am I? Yeeeesssss! I so wanted to be in that movie,” Brolin said.

“[Marvel] is a more complex labyrinth than Outer Range will ever be, my friend,” Brolin continued. “And I will never know where that went or what that is or what I’m involved with or what I’m not involved with — the MCU being involved now. Cable was a lot of fun. I really liked doing that role. That was a lot of fun.”

Brolin’s Cable in Deadpool 2 saw the time-traveling soldier enter the present day on a mission to execute mutant Russell Collins (Julian Dennison) before he grows up to murder his family. As Deadpool 2 ended with Cable and the Wade Wilson/Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) forming the X-Force, Brolin was originally contracted for three more movies until Disney‘s acquisition of Fox in 2019 changed the creative course for the Deadpool franchise. Instead of holding resentment against Marvel, Brolin reveals he’s just as excited as other MCU fans to see the latest Deadpool installment with Hugh Jackman making his long-awaited return as Logan/Wolverine.

“Hugh [Jackman], I’m absolutely in love with,” Brolin said. “I know Ryan [Reynolds] now, and I’ve met Hugh a couple of times, and I think when he did ‘Logan’—forget it! I mean, Scott Frank, who wrote it, is a good friend of mine and I just think the coming together of [these characters] is just fantastic. And Hugh, I don’t know how old Hugh is now—is he 56, 57? I mean, seriously, the dude doesn’t age. So, yeah. I’m a big fan of his.”

What to expect in Deadpool & Wolverine

The official synopsis for Deadpool & Wolverine reads: “In Marvel Studios’ Deadpool & Wolverine, Wade Wilson is confronted by the TVA, which pulls him from a seemingly quiet life and results in Deadpool being unleashed.”

Directed by Shawn Levy and starring Reynolds and Jackman, Marvel Studios’ Deadpool & Wolverine co-stars Emma Corrin, Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand, Jennifer Garner, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni, Stefan Kapičić, Rob Delaney, and Matthew Macfadyen. Franchise screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick return alongside Zeb Wells penning the threequel from a previous draft by Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin.

Deadpool & Wolverine is scheduled for release on July 26th.

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