Deadpool 2 nearly didn’t feature any Josh Brolin at all, according to the man himself – because he almost rejected the Cable role.
Brolin, who has also recently been seen in Avengers: Infinity War, said in a TV interview he was reluctant to take up another superhero-based movie so soon after his last.
Speaking to Jimmy Fallon, he recalled: “I almost turned it down – but I have the greatest wife ever.
“I was in the middle of Avengers, I was tired, and they said, ‘do you want to do this thing?’
“I said, ‘I’ve already decided to do one of these movies [Avengers]’, and [they said], ‘wait, do you want to do this other one?’”
Brolin appeared on US TV with Jimmy Fallon last night
He continued: “And my wife said, ‘why don’t you just read it?’
“And then I read it and it was really funny – and it’s Ryan Reynolds, man!”
Deadpool 2 sees Reynolds reprising his role as the titular hero, and finally hits cinemas this weekend.
Reviews have so far been mostly positive, with Rotten Tomatoes reporting a strong 86% approval rating.