Josh Brolin to play Cable in Deadpool 2
Story by Jack Foley
JOSH Brolin is to play Cable opposite Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 2.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the No Country For Old Men luminary has been cast ahead of the likes of Michael Shannon and Stranger Things star David Harbour, who were also on the shortlist.
His character, Cable, was co-created by Rob Liefeld and writer Louise Simonson, and is described as being the opposite of Deadpool: a man who is a leader and used to being obeyed. He is also very controlled but possesses an aura of simmering violence.
In the comics, Cable was from the future and was the adult of Scott Summers, also known as the X-Man Cyclops.
Brolin will line up alongside Reynolds, who is reprising his role as the wisecracking mercenary, with the story expanding to include other characters from Deadpool’s corner of Marvel’s X-Men universe.
Zazie Beetz, the breakout star of Atlatna, has already been cast as the super-powered mercenary named Domino.
Brolin, who was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in 2009’s Milk, is on a roll at the moment. In addition to Deadpool 2, he is also set to reprise his role as the villain Thanos in the Marvel Studios movies, with that character set to take centre stage in Avengers: Infinity War in 2018.
In addition, he also heads the cast of Granite Mountain, Joseph Kosinski’s firefighting adventure that opens in September in the US, and stars with Benicio del Toro in Soldado, the sequel to Sicario.
He also appears in George Clooney’s ensemble Suburbicon and stars in the drama The Legacy of the Whitetail Deer Hunter that opens in the US on December 25.