Josh Brolin made a splash as Cable in Deadpool 2. However, according to the character’s creator Rob Liefeld, Brad Pitt almost landed the role.
Cable was a breakout character in Deadpool 2, with actor Josh Brolin bringing the nuance and pain of the character in such an off-the-wall project. He truly seemed like the perfect casting. However, Brolin wasn’t the first choice for the mutant character. Apparently, Brad Pitt was once considered to take up the role but, according to Rob Liefeld, the Deadpool 2 crew went a different direction:
“I know for 100% fact that was true,” Liefeld revealed in an interview with Comicbook.com. “They did previews, and David Leitch had a very special relationship doing stunt work with [Pitt]. What people don’t know is that was very early on. So when they knew they weren’t going in that direction, they went down several others.”
Brad Pitt did ultimately end up in Deadpool 2, albeit not as Cable. The Hollywood a-lister made a split-second cameo as the true face of the Vanisher when he was electrocuted during the X-Force slaughter. Given how well Josh Brolin played Cable, it may have been for the best Pitt stuck to a cameo.
Who else is attached to the Deadpool threequel?
Shawn Levy is directing Deadpool 3 after working with Ryan Reynolds on Free Guy and The Adam Project. The upcoming Marvel Studios project also marks a reunion between Levy and Hugh Jackman as the two worked together on Real Steel.
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are developing the Deadpool 3 script after penning the first two installments in the series. The Molyneux sisters worked on a previous draft of the project.
Deadpool 3 is currently expected to be released on July 26, 2024. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!