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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Source: The Hollywood Reporter