Academy Award-nominated actor Josh Brolin will be pulling double duty in the superhero genre next year when he tackles the roles of Thanos and Cable in Avengers: Infinity War and the sequel to Deadpool, respectively. In an interview with Collider, Brolin discussed his experience playing the Mad Titan in the upcoming Avengers films and revealed how he landed the role of fan-favorite character Cable in Deadpool 2.
Josh Brolin expressed his enthusiasm over playing Thanos in Infinity War and explained how the delay of the George Jones and Tammy Wynette biopic lead to him landing the role of Cable in the next Deadpool film:
“I had a really good time. I mean look, I’ve had a blast playing Thanos. I mean, that’s been one of the funnest jobs I’ve ever had and we were supposed to do George and Tammy. We were supposed to start May 8th with Deacon shooting and all this kind of stuff and then it fell through at the last second and right after it fell through this Deadpool thing came in and they said, ‘are you interested in doing this?'”
Josh Brolin explained that he was initially reluctant to commit to multiple projects as the same character until his wife convinced him to read the Deadpool 2 script:
“I read it and it was so reverent and funny and hysterical that once I got through it I was like, ‘that’s it’ and I had no idea [about] the fanbase. I had no idea what it represented and I think we’ve made something really special.”
When asked if what was weird to sign on to what will likely be multiple films as Cable, Josh Brolin said:
“No. We’ll call it our limited series. This is our limited series. Going back to really fun writitng. It’s a great tone, anything goes. It’s a really fun streatch for me to be involved in that comedic community.”
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Avengers: Infinity War will be released in theaters on May 4, 2018.
Deadpool 2 is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on June 1, 2018.
5 Essential Cable Stories To Read Before His Debut In ‘Deadpool 2’
Now that it’s official Josh Brolin will be suiting up as Cable in Deadpool 2, it’s time for everyone to get a crash course on the character so they can say “that’s not how it happened in the comic” when they see the movie with their friends.
Nathan Summers, the future son of Cyclops and Jean Grey, first debuted in 1986, but he didn’t make his full debut as Cable until 1990. Rob Liefeld designed him to be a leader more prone to take action than Xavier and that character trait has persisted throughout his long history. Cable has fought alongside the X-Men in the past as well as fought for mutants survival against the government in a dark future.
Cable is the straight-man to Deadpool’s goofball and I can’t wait to see the two of them come together next year in Deadpool 2. Hopefully Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin have the chemistry to bring this legendary bro-mance to the bigscreen, otherwise Fox will be hearing from a lot of angry fans.
Hit Next to find out more about Cable before his debut in Deadpool 2!