Ever since it became clear that Deadpool would have a sequel, fans have been speculating as to who could possibly play the time-traveling telechinetic cyborg Cable. In the post-credits scene of the film, Deadpool himself even threw out Mel Gibson’s character as a reference point as to the type of actor they could hire should they decide to go that route.
In the time since, a lot of names have been thrown around including Stephen Lang, David Harbour, and most recently, Michael Shannon. For the most part, fans have been wondering what buff, middle-aged actors they could imagine playing the straight man to Deadpool’s ridiculous antics. Additionally, they may wonder who could possibly pair up with Zazie Beetz’s Domino, who was announced some time ago.
Thanks to a report from THR, we now know that Oscar-nominated actor Josh Brolin will be playing Cable in the Deadpool sequel.
Interestingly enough, Josh Brolin’s name isn’t one that came up on a lot of lists speculating potential Cables. This is probably because the actor is currently playing Marvel Cinematic Universe big bad Thanos. Who’d’ve thought you can play two big roles in two existing Marvel universes?
Without a doubt, Brolin fits the Cable mold perfectly. He has the face and build for it, and in addition to Thanos, he’s also played Jonah Hex, and almost played Batman at some point. It’s the jaw. The dude has an award-winning jaw that makes him a perfect candidate for big, buff dudes. Luckily for us, he’s a pretty stellar actor as well. Without a doubt a part of the screening process likely involved a chemistry audition with Ryan Reynolds, so I’m interested to see what kind of dynamic to two have when Deadpool 2 finally hits.
What do you think of this choice? Is Josh Brolin the type of actor you want to see play Cable? Let us know in the comments down below!
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