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'Deadpool 2': Josh Brolin's Cable revealed in new photos

Wade Wilson's new friend (or rival) from the future is here.

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Meet the newest friend (or foe?) of the Merc with a Mouth. The first photos of Cable (an extremely hench Josh Brolin) as he will be seen in "Deadpool 2" hit social media this week and he looks ready to rumble.

Actors Brolin and Ryan Reynolds, who plays Deadpool, aka Wade Wilson, began posting photos Monday of Cable's look, with a big gun in tow.

In the comics, Cable is a time-traveling mutant who sometimes fights with (and occasionally against) Deadpool. While the relationship dynamics for this film aren't yet known, an on-set photo Reynolds posted on Twitter Tuesday shows the anti-heroes as the best of friends... when Deadpool is a doll.

Reynolds has been giving fans plenty of early looks into the production of "Deadpool 2," including an announcement when shooting began in June and revealing that actress Zazie Beetz is playing Domino with dominoes.

"Deadpool 2," which is set for a June 1, 2018 release, is currently one of three X-Men movies scheduled to debut in 2018. The others are "The New Mutants" on April 13 and "Dark Phoenix" (which will feature a tough journey for James McAvoy's Professor Xavier) on Nov. 2.

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