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In response to Josh Brolin being cast in Deadpool 2, Ryan Reynolds tweeted the following:

The fuck, Fox! You can't play 2 characters in the same universe!! Josh Brolin was in Sicario and I was in Sabrina The Teenage Witch.

I feel like there's a joke here I'm not getting. How are Sicario and Sabrina the Teenage Witch at all related?

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    That's the joke. – aryxus Apr 13 '17 at 18:07
  • Well, we know Brolin also plays Thanos in the Avengers movies. I've seen sites mention Sicario/Sabrina and they all seem (to me) as if they're acting like they get the joke but none of them actually explain it. – Johnny Bones Apr 13 '17 at 18:37
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    I interpret it as a commentary on how Brolin's double dipping in the Marvel pool is not a continuity problem. Thanos and Cable are as much in the same cinematic universe as Deadpool and Sabrina. - The humor comes from using Sicario, even though it's obviously about Brolin's role in the MCU, and Sabrina instead of any other, more famous movie, Ryan Reynolds starred in. – Oliver_C Apr 13 '17 at 19:37
  • @Oliver_C It might be referring to one of his other superhero movie roles, rather than just "any other, more famous movie". Likely either the awful "Deadpool" he played in X-Men Origins: Wolverine or his role in Green Lantern (I know that's DC, but not everybody who goes to see these movies does). – Anthony Grist Oct 27 '17 at 10:50
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That was a joke, as noticed by so many. From hollywoodreporter

Josh Brolin's casting as Cable in Fox's Deadpool 2 has been greeted with both joy and confusion online. After all, doesn't Brolin already play Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Is that even allowed? (The answer to both: Yes!)

Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds played up those fan anxieties with a tone-perfect tweet.

"The f—, 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 tweeted Wednesday.

(For the record, Brolin was not in Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Deadpool is not in the same universe as Avengers.)

Ryan just played with the fan confusion.

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