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Does Cable’s Future Garb Hide Details About DEADPOOL 2?

It may be a few months before we catch the first trailer for Deadpool 2, but we’ve already seen quite a bit of Josh Brolin‘s Cable. The Merc with a Mouth’s frenemy/man-crush has already shown us his cinematic outfit, complete with guns, pouches, and even a teddy bear. But in the latest glimpse behind-the-scenes of this sequel, Brolin’s outfit may have shared some significant clues about how Cable fits into the plot. Today’s Nerdist News is going back to the future and the past to tell you what it means!

Join the only host who is also her own evil clone, Jessica Chobot, as she goes through the details of Cable’s clothing choices. We’re pretty sure he’s not about to join the U.S. Gymnastics team, although Brolin clearly went through a lot to get in shape for this role. Instead, we’re thinking that his skintight costume and the fact that he’s piling up on weapons means that this is our first look at Cable immediately after he arrives from the future.

It’s hard not to get a Terminator vibe as Cable gathers his guns and ammo. It also suggests that he couldn’t bring any of that future gear with him when he went back in time. The creative team behind Deadpool 2 hasn’t really confirmed the time travel element yet, but it’s an intrinsic part of who Cable is. That’s always been a part of his backstory, and it appears to be intact.

More intriguingly, that device on Cable’s wrist is probably “the Professor,” his artificially intelligent sidekick who can control Cable’s ability to teleport, or as he calls it, “bodyslide.” In the comics, the Professor was actually X-Factor’s Ship, by way of Apocalypse. Ship traveled to the future with Nathan Summers when he was a gravely ill infant, and as the Professor, he eventually became Nathan/Cable’s closest companion even without the benefit of a body.

Another important detail in these new photos are the cop cars in the background. This suggests that Cable’s presence has not gone unnoticed, and they may even be an anti-mutant law enforcement group. If we had to guess what the DMC appreciation stands for, we’d say it’s “Department of Mutant Control.”

What do you think about the latest look behind-the-scenes of Deadpool 2? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!

Images: 20th Century Fox/Marvel

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