Josh Brolin cast as Cable in 'Deadpool 2'

Apr 13, 2017, 01:34
Josh Brolin cast as Cable in 'Deadpool 2'

He'll now work alongside actor Ryan Reynolds, who reprises his role of the titular character in "Deadpool 2".

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Josh Brolin is expanding his comic book movie repertoire.

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Producers have been searching for the right actor for months, with Michael Shannon (Man of Steel) and David Harbour (Stranger Things) making the shortlist. Thanks to Deadpool's power to break the fourth wall, expect Deadpool to say something about the fact that Brolin is already Thanos, the biggest bad guy in the Disney-owned Marvel Cinematic Universe. Josh Brolin was finally picked after much contemplation, according to Hollywood Reporter. The Deadpool sequel is being directed by David Leitch with Ryan Reynolds reprising his role as the wisecracking mercenary. And, of course, Deadpool and the Avengers are both from Marvel Comics in the first place. There were also rumors of Russell Crowe and Brad Pitt, but the role eventually found its actor.

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Brolin's character, also known as Nathan Summers, has been pared up with "Deadpool" in numerous comics, including their own series. In the series, the character is transported to the future as a child before returning to the present-day as a warrior.

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