'It scared the s**t out of me': Deadpool 2 villain Josh Brolin reveals he was terrified to play Cable for the sequel

The actor recently turned heads with his portrayal of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, and it's highly likely that he will reprise the role at least once more in Avengers 4.


                            'It scared the s**t out of me': Deadpool 2 villain Josh Brolin reveals he was terrified to play Cable for the sequel

All eyes are on Josh Brolin at the moment. The actor recently turned heads with his portrayal of mad titan Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, and it's highly likely that he will reprise the role at least once more in Avengers 4, which arrives in 2019. 

But that won't be the last Marvel character that Brolin will be linked with - alongside playing the worthy villain to the Avengers in MCU, the actor is all set to fill in the shoes of the mutant anti-hero, Cable in the upcoming sequel to 20th Century Fox's Deadpool.  

Starring opposite Ryan Reynolds' foul-mouthed mutant hero, Brolin's Cable is here to execute some serious damage. In fact, one look at the trailer for the second installment and it is evident that the time-traveling mutant is all about fewer words and big action; a characteristic that surely renders a terrifying vibe to the character. 

And surprisingly enough, Brolin himself was a bundle of nerves when he was offered the role, to star as the nemesis to Deadpool.

“Cable was much more practical. You’re stuck in the nucleus – all these crosshairs of comedians, stand up comedians – it’s all very new to me, so it’s a great muscle to work out," the 50-year-old actor told Yahoo news, dishing about his 4-picture deal with the studios as Cable. 

Brolin admitted, "It scared the s**t out of me, but you start liking things, you like the challenge, you like to be confronted with fear, and I look forward to continuing with it.”

This might come as a surprise to fans because the actor recently brought to life another great villainy on-screen, the Avengers' Thanos. 



Speaking about the MCU ensemble movie and Brolin's eventual decision to jump on the Deadpool bandwagon, the actor added: "I was in the middle of doing Avengers, and I got this script, and it was kind of like a decision that had to be made in either a day, or hours, or something like that... And I was really reticent at first."

"And I laughed for however long it took me to read it, and that was it. I was in," he explained.