What will keep Deadpool 2 from simply becoming another repetitive sequel that leeches off the original film’s success? The likely answer is Cable, also known as Nathan Summers, the time traveling mutant played by Josh Brolin in the upcoming second chapter. Done lazily and without thought, Cable could end up being a flat Colossus wannabe, but with the right handling of the character, his stark contrast to the witty and talkative Deadpool makes him the perfect foil, and partner. Cable’s serious, Deadpool’s sweet, making for a very “buddy cop” sounding situation. At least, Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld thinks so.
Liefeld had a chat with ComicBook.com and he teased what dynamic to expect between Cable (Brolin) and Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) in Deadpool 2:
“[Brolin’s] such a great actor, that’s where it starts, and gravitas, and who else really is going to hold their ground with Ryan as Wade/Deadpool. That is energy unbridled, and so you’ve gotta hold your ground. When I see the two of them I’m like ‘It’s going to be comic book’s equivalent to Rush Hour,’ and I don’t know if comic fans are ready for it. I think it’s going to be great.”
When questioned specifically about the Rush Hour comment, by those who are obviously not fans of that particular buddy cop film, Liefeld took to twitter to clarify that any buddy cop comparison would do, even Turner and Hooch. He was not comparing the chemidtry between Cable and Deadpool to that of Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker specifically.
My favorite genre is that of the buddy cop, and these two characters together have always read like a buddy cop duo to me on the comics page, so color me even more excited for Deadpool 2!
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Deadpool 2 hits theaters on June 1, 2018.