Hollywood North: Josh Brolin will play Cable in Deadpool 2

It might be on objective considering the sarcastic humor of the "Deadpool" franchise, as Brolin already plays big baddie Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ryan Reynolds no doubt played a huge role in Brolin being chosen, but that didn't stop him from cracking wise on Twitter as he welcomed Brolin to the cast.

But Brolin also plays Thanos, the main antagonist in the upcoming "Avengers: Infinity War" movies.

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Ryan Reynolds has had fans in a fervor to see Cable on the big screen ever since his fourth wall-breaking stinger at the end of Deadpool announcing the fan favorite mutant would be in the sequel. Josh Brolin was finally picked after much contemplation, according to Hollywood Reporter.

The character of Cable often appeared in conjunction with Deadpool in the comic books, serving as something of a straight man to the wisecracking mercenary.

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Michael Shannon was apparently the front runner for the role, but Marvel and Fox opted to go this route instead.

"Deadpool 2" is set for release sometime in 2018, directed by David Leitch.

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Quick refresher in case you need it: In the comics, Cable is the son of X-Men's Scott Summers (Cyclops) and Jean Grey's clone (it's complicated).


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