Cast member Josh Brolin arrives on the red carpet for the screening of the movie 'Hail, Caesar!', during the opening gala of the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival, in Berlin, Germany February 11, 2016. Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch

“Deadpool 2” cast member Josh Brolin teased fans on social media with photos showing some behind the scenes footage of himself getting prepped for his character, Cable. Posted to Instagram, the photos show Brolin in the makeup chair and getting a mould of his face. This will not only help the makeup team with any anticipated prosthetics that may be needed in the film, but it can be also be utilised in completely digitising the actor’s face for any action sequences.

Brolin, known for his work in “No Country for Old Men” and “Milk,” was sure to make a jab at his co-star Ryan Reynolds. Reynolds will be reprising his role as the titular character in “Deadpool 2” and is quite known to be rather playful in his displays of wit on social media. In one of the posts showing his face cast, Brolin poked fun at Reynolds in the photo’s caption which later spurred fans — and most likely Reynolds himself as well, albeit in good nature — with humour and excitement.

Though Brolin was recently cast as Cable in the “Deadpool” sequel, he is no stranger to superhero movies as he is also part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). There, he was introduced in the film franchise as the antagonist Thanos and is slated to reprise his role in the upcoming “Avengers: Infinity War” as well as its subsequent sequel. Brolin’s casting was one that was up for discussion as both Cable and Thanos hail from the Marvel universe, and thus his joining the “Deadpool” cast might be more of a complication than anything. This is especially because the “Deadpool” movie franchise is owned by 20th Century Fox. With this into account, Cable thus cannot appear in the MCU.

However, Marvel head Kevin Feige clarified that there was actually no issue with Brolin portraying two different comic book characters. “We don’t have anything written into our contracts about other roles that people can do,” Feige told The Hollywood Reporter. “Indiana Jones and Han Solo are the same person … it hasn’t been a problem. And I think Thanos and Cable are two very different characters.”

Also joining the cast of the upcoming sequel is actress Leslie Uggams who will be reprising her role as Deadpool’s roommate, Blind Al. This was confirmed in an interview with Blackfilm. For those anticipating “Deadpool 2,” the film is expected to have a 2018 release.