Meet Cable, the “grumpy, heavily armed” new villain of Deadpool 2, played by Josh Brolin.
The first look at the Marvel comic book character was released by Brolin and producer/actor Ryan Reynolds on Monday.
“We all have that one, grumpy, heavily armed Uncle from the future,” Reynolds wrote.
“Deadpool 2: Your premium Cable provider.” Brolin re-posted the photo, getting in character and writing: “Now offering 25 percent off your next autopsy. ☠️ #yourmine #deadpool.”
Cable, like Deadpool, is a character originally from the X-Men Universe, which has made several appearances in other comics. His real name is Nathan Summers, the son of X-Men member Scott Summers – AKA Cyclops – and Madelyne Pryor.
He first appeared as an infant in the 1986 Uncanny X-Men series and was later introduced as a time-travelling villain in The New Mutants.