Josh Brolin Cast as Cable in Deadpool 2

As Deadpool 2 is getting ready to shoot (a Collider article from last summer announced a June 2017 start), expect a flurry of information to come out of Fox. Today, Fox announced who will play Deadpool’s bud, Cable.

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Photo Credit: Fox

At the end of the 2016 smash hit Deadpool, the Merc with a Mouth himself dropped the bomb that Deadpool 2 would feature Cable. He even gave some suggestions for actors to play the time traveling mutant, such as Mel Gibson, Dolph Lundgren, and (personal favorite) Keira Knightley. While all of those actors would make for an interesting experience, we learned today that none of them actually got the role.

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In a surprising turn of events, actor Josh Brolin has been cast as Cable, making his Fox Marvel universe debut in Deadpool 2. I say Fox’s Marvel universe because Brolin is already in Disney’s Marvel universe, portraying the Mad Titan himself, Thanos. While I would usually feel weird about having the same actor playing multiple characters, they technically aren’t in the same universe. Yet. 

Plus just look at him! He looks just like Cable! And with kick-ass characters from True Grit and No Country for Old Men under his belt, he has the right attitude too.

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Photo Credit: io9

Brolin is actually signed on to a 4 movie contract. This means he would play Cable in Deadpool 2, could possibly be in Deadpool 3, is a strong candidate for Fox’s X-Force movie and maybe a sequel to that. Of course, if Brolin is needed for more movies, his contract can be extended. It’ll be interesting to see how he will be able to juggle playing roles in both Marvel universes.

So what do you think of Brolin playing Cable? Do you think he’s a great fit, or would you rather see someone else play him? Or are you like me and want to see a gender bent Cable played by Keira Knightley? Let’s talk about it in the comments!

Trevor White thinks that he would have been a great choice to play Cable, but understands Fox’s decision. He is also a huge fan of Star Wars and pizza.

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