Avengers star Josh Brolin is joining the Fox Cinematic Universe as he has officially been cast as Cable in Deadpool 2 and will play him for at least four films in Fox’s Marvel Cinematic Universe. The search for Cable has been a long one as actors like Michael Shannon and David Harbour were on the shortlist for this role.
Brolin is currently playing Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will next be seen in Avengers: Infinity War. The addition of Brolin marks as the second new character to the cast as we learned last month that Atlanta star Zazie Beetz had been cast as Dominio in the sequel. Brolin commented on his Instagram as he shared his excitement of joining the X-Men universe as Cable.
Deadpool 2, starring Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Cable, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapicic as Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin a.k.a. Colossus and Karan Soni as Dopinder, is reportedly eyed for a 2018 release. John Wick’s David Leitch is directing the untitled sequel, which was written Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote the first installment.
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8 X-Men Characters Who Deserve Their Own Movie
So it’s probably safe to assume everyone here has seen Logan? Well, based on how well it did in the box-office I think Fox is taking notes. Now that they have both Deadpool and Logan under their belts, I’m sure they will be bringing more X-Men characters to the big-screen as soon as possible.
There are so many great X-Men arcs to choose from, but I think focusing on personal stories and fewer characters is a way to ensure the movie connects with an audience. Mutants were originally composed as a metaphor for the Civil Rights movement, and that issue is still very much so alive in our society. I’m not saying every movie needs to be political, but they all have the potential to be about so much more than destruction and boss battles. Fox focus on smaller, personal stories that show mutants in a different light. Sure they can kick ass, but let’s make sure they always feel like real people, as Logan did.
Did I miss your favorite character? Well, let me know in the comment section why they should be included! So hit Next to see the eight mutants I think Fox should bring to the big-screen next!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter