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DEADPOOL 2 (2018): Josh Brolin Cast As Cable

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Josh Brolin Set To Play Cable In Deadpool 2

Academy Award-nominated Milk actor Josh Brolin is ready to appear as Marvel Comics character Cable in 20th Century Fox’s upcoming film Deadpool 2.

Before his Oscar-nominated turn as San Francisco Board of Supervisors member and murderer Dan White, Brolin rose to stardom with major roles in No Country for Old Men, American Gangster, and W., the last of which saw him star as former president George W. Bush. Today, however, he is probably best known as extraterrestrial mastermind Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

But it looks like the Guardians of the Galaxy villain will no longer be the only Marvel character Brolin has portrayed since he is now slated to appear as Cable. The Jonah Hex star’s casting comes as a bit of a surprise because Michael Shannon was previously reported to be the favored candidate for the role, making Brolin’s casting something of a dark horse victory.

Per Superherohype, the source of this story:

Deadpool 2 is set to introduce two key characters from the X-Force world, including Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) as Domino, a luck-manipulating mutant, and Cable, the time-traveling son of the X-Men’s Cyclops. It’s also been confirmed that both an X-Force movie and a Deadpool 3 are being planned as separate follow-ups to Deadpool 2.

John Wick‘s David Leitch is directing Deadpool 2 from a screenplay by the returning “real heroes here,” screenwriters Reese and Paul Wernick.

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