After a string of rumors and theories as to who will play Cable in Deadpool 2, it looks like Josh Brolin is the last man standing.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brolin will play the photo negative to Ryan Reynolds’ merc with a mouth. From THR[Cable] is described as in many ways being the opposite of Deadpool: a man who is a leader and used to being obeyed, who is very controlled but with an aura of simmering violence. In the comics, Cable was from the future and was the adult son of Scott Summers.”
The barrage of people who were trying to land this role included Michael Shannon, David Harbour, and Don’t Breathe’s Stephen Lang. This will also mark Josh Brolin’s second Marvel property, as he will be Thanos for the upcoming Infinity Wars films (and beyond).
Josh Brolin feels like a solid fit. He’s a reliable performer, and his work in Sicario sort of fits in sideways with the Cable character. No qualms here.
Deadpool 2 will hit theaters in 2018.