Josh Brolin is portraying the Marvel character Cable in Deadpool 2. Recently photos were posted of Brolin in costume and he is seen carrying a KRISS Vector. However it looks like a KRISS Vector after a mall ninja had his way with it.

As you can see in the photo above and photos below, the Vector has been given the following,

  1. Giant monolithic upper rail system
  2. Thompson wooden stock
  3. Rail system for the Vector Barrel
  4. M203 grenade launcher
  5. second barrel with .50BMG muzzle brake

This prop doesn’t look good to me. It looks like someone vomited gun accessories all over it. Each item draws attention to itself that you don’t appreciate the whole gun.  I miss good props that at least try to be original like the Zorg ZF-1 from Fifth Element. Even the Star Wars prop guns were not eyesores like this abomination. What are you thoughts?


  • James

    Cut and pasted from someone commenting about it on gizmodo addresses decently: Cable’s firearm looks absolutely ridiculous. It’s a total parts bin special slapped onto what looks like a 9mm Vector?

    Starting from the front:
    A silly large muzzle break on a 9mm firearm that weighs probably 14 pounds with those attachments, there’s going to be negligible recoil (It’s a Vector, they’re known to have very low recoil to begin with before adding all that other weight), so it just acts as a loudener. Whatever, comic book movie prop people, whatever.

    M203 Grenade Launcher – On a subgun, really? Fine, doesn’t make too much sense, but: Whatever, comic book movie prop people, whatever.

    Chassis – Like I said, what looks like a 9mm Vector, thats fine and dandy. It’s futuristic looking, but 9mm is weird if went with that, proportions make the magazine look that way but I’d go 10mm for a guy like Cable if he’s using a pistol caliber. Whatever, comic book movie prop people, whatever.

    Scope – A what looks like 3-9x scope on a subgun makes a whole lot of sense said nobody ever. Whatever, comic book movie prop people, whatever.

    Stock – Why is it wooden… Why is it drooping down so much, a shooter would never be able to put their cheek on it properly and see down the sights of the gun, let alone a high mounted optic like that. Whatever, comic book movie prop people, whatever.

    • Some Rabbit

      Well you need a muzzle brake that large to explain how every 9mm bullet fired from that gun will cause cars to explode in flames and buildings to collapse. Expect Dianne Feinstein to show up on the floor of the Senate holding one of these gizmo guns as proof we need to ban firearm accessories.

      • Timmah_timmah

        I would laugh, but it’s almost too realistic. And that is tragic and terrifying in itself.

    • Petto

      Well that gun can be a blaster or a .50 cal cannon in the movie since i never seen cabel using anything small like a 9mm sub gun

    • I also wrote like this when I was 14: smugly showing off my intellect and literary talent while managing to miss all the marks completely and looking like a goof. Also with these sincerely puzzled kid’s questions mixed in: “why is it wooden wtf?”.

      (Also: most likely the caliber is not 9 or 10, but .45; it’s a Thompson stock and it’s supposed to droop; and… Oh fine, my comment doesn’t make too much sense anyway. Whatever, Kinja comment people, whatever.)

      • Kenneth

        You’re incorrect on the caliper

  • CheesyPoofs

    I have a feeling they were trying to make it like the comics, where Cable wields a lot of ridiculous, giant looking guns.

    • Timmah_timmah

      Ridiculously large, yes… but… he does have that cybernetic arm so I guess it’s sort of remotely believable? That said, those weapons in the comics looked nothing like this disaster!

      • Cayton Jones

        Really? I’m pretty sure this is the most tame firearm he’s ever held. I can’t think of a comic character that consistently carries more outlandish weapons than cable.

        • Edeco

          Yeah, too much suspension of disbelief, I wouldn’t be able to forget that it’s a 15 lb PCC.

          • KestrelBike

            they really needed to make it a franken-AR in .50 beowulf, minimum. Drum or box-magazine fed.

          • iksnilol

            But that doesn’t look cool at all.

          • KestrelBike

            Well then what would look cool?

          • iksnilol

            Something over the top. Quad barreled lever action with a quad drum magazine and PPSH barrel shrouds for instance

            A vector with twin belt feed.

            Slap on some lights n lasers. Over the top, no mechanical sense needed.

          • Sledgecrowbar

            .50 Beowulf now and forever will remind me of the precise moment when the Robocop reboot went from “adequate update of the original premise with reasonable departures from canon” to “shitpile”.


        • wetcorps
          • Sledgecrowbar

            Tank Girl may never make a decent movie. It definitely wasn’t one last time.

      • aka_mythos

        I think as far as this goes it’s over the top in that “I came from a future apocalypse and I worked with the best I had”…

        Part of the problem is that the main shop in Hollywood that supplies most of these gun props knows we play the “ID that gun part game…” and have said they like to leave off anything that would obscure it too much.

  • raz-0

    Cable was originally drawn by Rob Liefield. It’s just honoring the source that it is a visual mess. They may still have to CGI in more pouches and a dose of asterisk crotch in post to really do it justice.

    • ostiariusalpha

      Yeah, take it up with Rob if you don’t like the look. God, that guy is a hack.

      • Timmah_timmah

        Even he didn’t draw stupid guns like THIS. They were all futuristic blasters not unlike many sci-fi stories. There’s really no excusing Fox’s screw-up here. You certainly can’t blame the original artists – or any others for that matter. Fox botched this. No 2 ways about it.

    • Jenny Everywhere

      No good. Brolin’s feet aren’t a women’s size 4 like Liefeld drew Cable.

  • pliablemoose

    Discussing his gun aesthetics while he has a teddy bear attached to his belt….

    • Timmah_timmah

      Not familiar with the character? Cable is the son of two other famous mutants from the Marvel Fox universe. His storylines often involve time travel… and the typical paradoxes that can result. Safe guess that this teddy bear is a nod to that in some way.

      • iksnilol

        I think a Thompson-Vector hybrid is a further nod to time travel.

    • BattleshipGrey

      If you want a WILD read, check out this link “everything you need to know about Cable” Short version in reference to the teddy bear: There are some pictures from the comics of him carrying a baby mutant “messiah” and transporting her to a different time to protect her until she’s 12, then teleports her to our present(?). I’m guessing the bear is just a nod toward that storyline, OR, it’s the only thing from his messed up childhood and family that he wants to keep.

      • datimes

        I must have led a sheltered life. Never heard of this character until this TFB post. Thanks for the link as I am now up to speed.

    • Jenny Everywhere

      That’s his teddy bear named “Gladly”.

      It’s Gladly, his cross-eyed bear.

  • Timmah_timmah

    That is one hot mess of fake gun right there! UGH. If they wanted to go over the top like the old comics, they should have made it futuristic and completely new. This has been done pretty well in numerous sci-fi flicks so I am not sure what the logic was here. This is only adding more doubt to this sequel… on top of the Domino casting slap in the face to older fans.

  • Jim Slade
    • Timmah_timmah

      That’s fantastic LOL! But I would take that^ wonky future-style blaster over some bastardized mash-up of random actual firearm parts *that makes no mechanical sense*. Know what I mean? That pic is great though haha

      • iksnilol

        A vector with an M203 mounted to it don’t make sense?

        • crackedlenses

          It should at least have a drum magazine.

      • Anonymoose

        Don’t worry. I’m sure it will shoot lazors from at least one of the barrels.

      • Mystick

        It’s “uncanny”, actually.

    • Anonymoose

      Yeah, it’s like the people criticizing this have never read X-Men, Punisher, or Spawn, etc. Guns in those (at least the ones carried by most major characters) are always some crazy ridiculous thing. I’m still confused as to what that muzzle brake is attached to since the Vector’s barrel is hidden inside that quadrail between the braked-thingy and the M203. Maybe they put a tube in the overbarrel flashlight-hole? I’m actually digging the Thompson stock though.

      • PK

        “I’m actually digging the Thompson stock though.”

        As am I!

      • KestrelBike

        ^^^^ “Yeah, it’s like the people criticizing this have never read X-Men, Punisher, or Spawn, etc. ”

        **ding ding ding** Cable’s guns need to be over the top, stupid-huge. Mixture of ballistic projectiles and plasma/lasers.

  • GhostTrain81

    The Vector is a proven weapon system. It has seen plenty of action and has been adopted by the armed forces of Call of Duty and Far Cry.

    • SP mclaughlin

      Hell, they even threw it in the Tom Clancy games as well.

  • iksnilol

    Comcast is trying to take back their market shares it seems like.

  • Vhyrus

    Show me on the doll where the prop master touched you…

  • Bill

    “the Zorg ZF-1”

    What’s this button do?


    All that for a 9mm. Makes very little sense on any level.

    • m-dasher

      you are aware this is a movie prop……and not an actual firearm a real person uses….riiiight?

      the chose the vector because it looks cool…..the thing could fire wet pasta for all they care.

      • JASON B

        Oh I see. I thought it was Patrick R getting ready for his monthly Anti-AntiFa group rally. The lack of a hammer attachment on the KRISS should have been an obvious sign 😉

    • Anonymoose

      It’s okay- they’ll say it’s 9x64mm, and the upper barrel fires .50BMG and the lower barrel fires neutron grenades.

    • John

      I’m going to guess that the Thompson stock indicates it’s chambered in .45 ACP.

  • Dougscamo

    Repeat after me….”It’s only a movie, it’s only a movie, it’s only a movie”….

  • DropGun25

    This is offensive to firearm enthusiasts and marvel fans alike. A very easy to make prop gun could have been completed to better match Cable’s infamous firearm.
    I demand a gun fight scene involving a series of dropped P320’s accidently killing people. Just like Jamie Lee Curtis in “True Lies”!!!

    • dootdootbeep

      This picture makes even less sense. Where is the grip or the trigger? Why is his right hand like that?

      • Giolli Joker

        Rob Liefeld.
        This answers your questions.

    • Marco Antonio Gonzalez

      Upvoted only for JLC reference

  • Michael Rice

    What? Props couldn’t find a M249 with an M4 underbarrel with an M203 underbarrel? And the M4 has a MCR upper, and the M249 has a Magpul D Mag along with a 1000 round belt, and the M203 is a long barrel that can fire RPG7 rockets.

  • Sianmink

    Realize that the only thing that Rob Liefeld had a harder time drawing than feet and believable female anatomy was guns.
    This is perfectly consistent with Cable’s history of ridiculous armaments, and I am quite satisfied.

  • Sianmink

    Oh god I was joking that it went up to 11 but it ACTUALLY DOES.
    I’m done.

  • Steven Ayromlooi

    Gun looks really stupid. So big and over the top with a tiny pencil thin handgun mag sticking out of it. Like an angry teenage air softer went nuts with his mom’s credit card.

    Throwing crap on an existing gun is not the same as designing a gun for a movie.
    And why would a guy from the future have a wood stock on an assault type rifle?

  • Anonymoose


    Also, Josh Brolin really isn’t a very big dude, is he?

  • Lew Siffer

    At least this is a comic book movie. That abomination in the hands of Barbra Streisand’s stepson still is more believable than this silencer from the very serious “The Departed.” Time to give up on fiction.

    • Dougscamo

      Time to give up on Barbara Streisand….

  • iksnilol

    I’m loving this thing, just for all the butthurt it generates.

  • SP mclaughlin

    Pimp My Gun strikes again!

  • Anonymoose

    He needs a USS OORAL SEA hat to go with that.

  • USMC03Vet

    This version of Cable looks like he’s been on a hunger strike. No gains.

  • Edeco

    I liked the hunter’s fantastical lever action gun in Jumanji. Great character too, he was like sincerely disdainful of Robin Williams for not wanting to be shot.

  • Swarf

    Upvote to get this post to 11.

  • Ben Loong

    I appreciate the extra effort the movie armorers put in to making his gun look appropriately Liefieldian.

  • Jonathan Ferguson

    Nope, it’s a perfect fit for the character & the universe he’s entering.

  • MrBrassporkchop

    Honestly I feel rigging a rifle caliber magazine to it would have made a world of difference.

  • Arie Heath

    Looks about on par with the crazy crap he used in the comics.

  • ShrimplyPibbles

    Cable don’t do subtle.

  • Alex A.

    With all the cool aftermarket stuff out there they choose to put THAT on it?!
    His character would have looked better with a souped up KSG with some type of explosive buckshot and a depleted uranium slug or something.

    • iksnilol

      That sounds boring.

  • I can’t tell if the Thompson stock on a Vector causes the dumb to cancel out, or magnifies it, or what.

  • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

    I understand its a comic (or movie; I actually dont know what it is), but whatever form of entertainemnt it is, it is awesome. As long as it is confined to entertainment and range toys. If I had the money Id make one just like it.

    But to stop and consider what is actually happening here, you have an extremely cumbersome weapon shooting .45ACP. That is the most hilarious power to weight ratio Ive seen in a modern firearm in a long time. Look at how the rest of the gun dwarfs the magazine. It makes the Thompson’s specs look like cutting edge technology.

    Id still giggle like a little girl if I could shoot one at the range though.

  • pun&gun

    Hey, now. Star Wars prop blasters, at least in the original trilogy and Rogue One, are almost all extremely well-done. They used real guns as the base and didn’t really do anything to screw them up.

    • Nicholas C

      Yes my point exactly. However here we have a real gun as the base and they manage to screw it up.

  • Gus Butts

    My favourite thing is the extra full-length railed handguard between the KRISS and the M203… just because.

    • pun&gun

      I think that’s actually on the KRISS’ barrel somehow. The top barrel is some sort of fifty caliber contraption (single shot?) attached to the top of the KRISS.

      • Gus Butts

        I’m looking at it again and… I just don’t cannot further even.

  • RicoSuave

    The Kriss was made for Hollywood movies…

  • Nonya Bidness

    Looks dumb, which is not surprising.

  • ToddB

    So nobody realizes its based on comic book characters? Someone like Cable is always over the top. Yea they could have given him a regular vector, and the comic fans would have ranted how normal it was. Were talking about super heros and mutants. The guy is part cyborg and we are complaining his gun isn’t realistic enough.

  • BrandonAKsALot

    “Mall Ninja” with a wooden stock. This is way more like a Khyber special than anything mall ninja.

    Plus, no great loss to the world with them using a Kriss Vector. They took an impractical piece of crap and made it slightly more impractical. And yes, I owned one for a time.

  • Kenneth

    Well, I can’t please everyone! Lol

  • Rocketman

    If you ever saw the very early Cable comic books from 30 years ago, the gun that he normally carried then looked very much like that. They are just trying to be accurate within the confines of the character.

    • Kenneth

      Roger that


    electronics, or electrical gadgets attached to firearms…only in the movies…I guess he has a shoulder rig which carries this giz ma joke in some partially concealed fashion…the most realistic ” sci fi ” weapon has been the ” Aliens movie ” 9mm caseless cartridge assault rifle with shotgun/grenade package…but it was a semi / full auto weapon with a ” pump action ” large caliber / bore weapon as the second portion of the combo….
    let’s try to design a new, more portable weapon package

    let’s try for a bull pup style, gas operated 20 gauge shotgun/grenade launcher fed with dual horizontal magazine tubes which contain ” smart missiles ” and
    second part is a dual magazine, gas operated .30 caliber US M2 Carbine action ( or something similar ) with a re-designed pistol grip attached handle similar to the CZ 75 pistol or S & W M5900 series…150 yard range for the usual .30 Carbine cartridge could be remade as a 250 meter range capable design ….it could become reduced length caseless cartridge ” self consuming container design with a 5mm tungsten carbide penetrator projectile…
    the Tokarev pistol cartridge 7.62 mm x 25 mm could be film basis for the round with Russian submachinegun magazines used as the feed mechanism…

  • rjackparis

    I take it youve never seen his gun from marvel vs Capcom.

  • the wooden stock is an eyesore

  • pouches with pouches?
    sounds like Evike Airsoft
    Mo’ Molle, Mo’ Problems

    look that up on YouTube

    • Mazryonh

      That was a very funny parody video. Care to buy a tactical spork?

  • I’m surprised that nobody noticed it’s missing the shoulder thing that goes up.