The second the news came out, we wanted to know what Deadpool himself thought, but he needed some time to put together the perfect combination of pop culture visuals -- including Brolin's face in latte foam, and a "Golden Girls" cocktail napkin that we obviously need yesterday:
Here's the image Ryan Reynolds tweeted:
And here's the text he wrote:
"The f*ck, Fox! You can't play 2 characters in the same universe!! Josh Brolin was in Sicario and I was in Sabrina The Teenage Witch."
He's not kidding about "Sabrina" -- he's credited as "Seth" in an episode from 1996.
— Rosianna Halse Rojas (@papertimelady) April 12, 2017
The joke is really about fans raising their eyebrows over Josh Brolin playing both Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe -- he's the big villain of the upcoming " Avengers: Infinity War" -- and now Cable, a Marvel Comics character, in Fox's "Deadpool"/"X-Men" franchise.
By the way, here's Josh Brolin's reaction on Instagram:
Maybe he can be Reynolds's next bromance mate, after Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal.
"Deadpool 2" is expected to be released in 2018, the same year as "Infinity War."
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