Josh Brolin Surprised to be Excluded from ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ Collaboration: “I So Wanted to Be in That Movie”

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One of the most anticipated MCU releases is undoubtedly ‘Deadpool & Wolverine.’ This movie marks several significant milestones—it’s Deadpool’s first step into the MCU and the sole MCU film slated for release in 2024. The aim is to regain some of the faith lost by fans in recent years due to a string of poorly received movies.

The recently unveiled trailer also confirmed the return of several familiar faces from the ‘Deadpool’ and Fox’s ‘X-Men’ franchises. However, notable absences include Angel Dust, Cable, and Domino.

Many fans anticipated that Gina Carano wouldn’t return to her role, as she was fired following “offensive” social media posts, leading to her swift termination by Disney. Despite this, fans clung to hope for Domino and Cable’s return, especially after their expanded roles were hinted at in ‘Deadpool 2.’

Brolin had previously announced he wouldn’t be part of ‘Deadpool & Wolverine,’ but some fans speculated otherwise. Speaking with The Playlist, the actor confessed his disappointment at being excluded from the “sequel.”

Am I? Yeeeesssss! I so wanted to be in that movie.[Marvel] is a more complex labyrinth than ‘Outer Range’ will ever be, my friend, 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 later explained that despite his absence from the project, he holds no resentment towards anyone involved in the movie. In fact, he expressed genuine excitement about it.

Hugh [Jackman], I’m absolutely in love with, 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.

Brolin highlighted a common issue within the MCU, echoed by several other actors: the uncertainty of their involvement in projects until production begins. This secrecy stems from the risk of entire plots and characters being leaked, spoiling the movie for everyone.

It’s disappointing to hear that Domino and Cable won’t be part of the movie, considering their significance. However, there’s a silver lining—Brolin recently hinted at rumors of Thanos making a comeback in the MCU, which is intriguing news.

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