THR confirmed this morning that actor Josh Brolin will be playing Cable in the Deadpool sequel slated for release sometime in 2018. While Deadpool may be a Fox Studios film, the character is Marvel’s and since Disney owns Marvel, it’s news.
Cable was teased in a post-credits (Ferris Bueller-esque) scene at the end of 2016’s Deadpool, where Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool announced that the sequel would have Cable.
Cable is basically a time traveling warrior from the future. The leader of X-Force (like a future version of X-Men) and is the son of original X-Men member Scott Summers (Cyclops) and Madelyne Pryor (a clone of Jean Grey). Cable has had run-ins with Deadpool before (in comics and videogames) and for some reason (probably comedy) always seems to have some world/galaxy/universe saving mission that only Deadpool can handle. Yeah, we’re just gonna go with comedy on that one.
Brolin will also be playing another Marvel Character, Thanos, in Avengers: Infinity War. Infinity war is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (or MCU for short) which is Marvel Studios/Disney owned. So, Brolin gets to play 2 different Marvel characters in 2 franchises next year!
This will mark the third time that Brolin has played a character that has comic book origins. We’ve already named two of them here for you. Who can guess the third?
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