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 Gibsonâ€™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 Deadpoolâ€™s ridiculous antics. Additionally, they may wonder who could possibly pair up with Zazie Beetzâ€™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 Brolinâ€™s name isnâ€™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. Whoâ€™dâ€™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, heâ€™s also played Jonah Hex, and almost played Batman at some point. Itâ€™s the jaw. The dude has an award-winning jaw that makes him a perfect candidate for big, buff dudes. Luckily for us, heâ€™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 Iâ€™m interested to see what kind of dynamicto 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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