Marvel fans were really close to seeing Brad Pitt play Deadpool‘s frenemy Cable on the big screen. As fans scour the internet for set photos from Deadpool 3, his creator Rob Liefeld is looking back at the first two films in the Merc With a Mouth’s movie franchise. Josh Brolin portrayed the time-traveling Cable in 2018’s Deadpool 2, which also introduced frequent Cable ally Domino (Zazie Beetz). Of course, fans were surprised to see Brad Pitt pop up for a cameo appearance in Deadpool 2 as Vanisher, one of the ill-fated members of X-Force, but as Liefeld reveals, Pitt almost took on the role of Cable as well. spoke to Rob Liefeld in the latest episode of its Collectibles Show, where he was asked about his resemblance to Brad Pitt and the long-standing rumor that Pitt was going to play Cable. “I know for 100% fact that was true,” Liefeld revealed. “They did previews, and David Leitch had a very special relationship doing stunt work with [Pitt]. What people don’t know is that was very early early on. So when they knew they weren’t going in that direction, they went down several others.”

Liefeld went on to say how Josh Brolin’s wife had to convince him to read for the Cable role, and talked him into trying out. Had he not agreed, another actor would have been on screen alongside Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool.

Official look at Deadpool 3 Revealed

Earlier this week, Ryan Reynolds released an official photo from Deadpool 3 featuring Dogpool. “Looks like avocado. Tastes like dog sh-t,” Reynolds wrote in an Instagram post. The image shows him out of his Deadpool costume as Wade Wilson, with Dogpool giving him an affectionate lick to the side of the face. It’s the second official image to come out of the Deadpool threequel after Reynolds shared the first look at Hugh Jackman suited up in the classic blue and yellow Wolverine costume.

Dogpool debuted in 2010’s Prelude to Deadpool Corps #3. The issue, titled “How Much for That Doggy in the Dumpster?” introduces the Deadpool of Earth-103173: a mutated dog named Wade. Discarded as a failed specimen of Babelline Cosmetics’ Mascara-X Project, the immortal and indestructible dog became a death-defying circus stunt performer. Dogpool’s creator, the mad scientist Von Braun, then unleashes another creature creation: the adamantium-clawed Badger Wolverine. The human Wade Wilson then recruits the canine Deadpool to the Deadpool Corps, a team of alternate-reality Deadpools from across the multiverse.

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