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If you’ve watched any of the trailers for the upcoming Deadpool sequel, then you’ve no doubt seen Josh Brolin’s take on Cable. He looks just as tough as the comic-book version of the character, and even though we haven’t gotten a chance to see the film just yet, we have to imagine there’s nobody out there who could’ve done the grumpy villain justice. That being said, he might not have agreed to play Cable if it wasn’t for his love of one of costar Ryan Reynolds’s past films. And no, it’s not Green Lantern.
Brolin recently told Entertainment Weekly that the driving force behind him choosing to sign on to Deadpool 2 was his minor obsession with the 2009 romantic comedy The Proposal. Yes, really. “I was a secret fan of The Proposal, having watched it several times by myself,” the 50-year-old Avengers: Infinity War actor revealed. “I told Ryan. I was like, ‘I don’t know why this is, and I don’t know what this means psychologically, behaviorally, emotionally, but I have kind of a crush on you.'”
While part of us has to assume Brolin was probably joking, we’ve also seen The Proposal ourselves, and it’s a damn delight. Reynolds and Sandra Bullock pretending to be in fake-love while falling in real-love with the help of Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, and Betty White? There’s nothing about that we don’t like. As a reminder, it also features this iconic scene:
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As for whether or not Reynolds buys Brolin’s undying love of the rom-com, he says he’s still not totally convinced.
“He’s mentioned it many times, which is weird to me because he’s so tough,” he said. “I would just never imagine that. Like, he pretends he’s, like, all sort of New Agey sometimes and all this stuff, but deep down inside I just think his heart is made of some, like, jagged chunk of Yosemite granite. I don’t buy that underneath all this textured skin is a sweet little angel that loves romantic comedies. I don’t buy it. Not for a second.”
Now that Deadpool 2 is all set, we’d like to formally request Hollywood make a sequel to The Proposal starring Reynolds, Bullock, and Brolin. It’s only right.
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