‘Deadpool 2’ Update: Josh Brolin set to play Cable

By AI Creative Media

Josh Brolin at Comic-Con: San Diego. © aiphotoimaging.com

Josh Brolin has signed on to play the time-traveling mutant Cable, Hollywood Reporter confirmed Wednesday. Yes, many of us know Brolin is also set to supervillain Thanos in “Avengers: Infinity War”, so we might be in for a perplexing situation here.

Indeed, it didn’t take long for many fans to react, including Wade Wilson / Deadpool himself, Ryan Reynolds, who took to twitter to joke about the fresh casting announcement: “The fuck, Fox! You can’t play 2 characters in the same universe!! Josh Brolin was in Sicario and I was in Sabrina The Teenage Witch.

But come on, it’s not like Ryan isn’t guilty of the same for taking multiple Marvel roles. Before Deadpool, he was Hannibal King in “Blade: Trinity”. And of course then there’s a few others such as Michael B. Jordan, who was Human Torch in ‘Fantastic Four’ (2015) and will be the “Black Panther” in 2018, and Chris Evans who played Johnny Storm in the original “Fantastic Four” films before he was Captain America. Of course knowing Reynolds, this is all in jest.

Rumors as to who will play Cable circulated since the character was announced in Deadpool’s post-credit scene; actors including Pierce Brosnan, Nathan Fillion, and Michael Shannon come to mind.

David Leitch is directing Deadpool 2, and is expected to hit theaters in 2018.