After a long search, Deadpool 2 has finally found its Cable, but it’s not Michael Shannon as many people thought it would be. Instead, Inherent Vice‘s Josh Brolin is set to take on the role, according to THR. We still dig it.
Brolin’s casting is somewhat of a surprise, seeing as he currently stars in the Marvel Studios films as Thanos. But there’s no law saying people can’t play more than one comic book character at a time.
In fact, it’s kind of fitting, seeing as Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds played Green Lantern in the DC film of the came name. But at least Brolin is keeping his characters strictly in the Marvel family.
Reynolds has since responded to the news of Brolin’s casting with a suitably frivolous tweet:
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. pic.twitter.com/AQCRp1aWKg
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) April 12, 2017
Cable, also known as Nathan Summers, is the son of X-Men‘s Cyclops, and first entered the Marvel canon (as Summers) in Uncanny X-Men #201 in 1986. It wasn’t until 1990 (New Mutants #87) that he finally became the Cable we all know and love.
The character eventually paired with Deadpool for the ongoing series Cable And Deadpool, in which Cable attempted to change the world for the better while Deadpool did Deadpool stuff. In the comics, Cable was born with telepathic and telekinetic abilities.
Not much is known about the Deadpool sequel just yet, besides the fact that Cable and Domino, played by Atlanta star Zazie Beetz, will be in it. However, we do know a couple of things from behind the scenes: John Wick‘s David Leitch has joined the film as director after Deadpool helmer decided to up sticks and quit the franchise after experiencing creative differences with star Ryan Reynolds.
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