No more speculation. No Pierce Brosnan isn’t Cable despite taking a photo with Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman. Many of us thought Stephen Lang was a no brainer for the role after how he looked in Avatar (8 years ago). Earlier today the Hollywood Reporter announced that Josh Brolin has been confirmed to portray Cable in Deadpool 2 (2018). This is surprising given Brolin is also playing Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, Thanos is completely CGI and only Brolin’s voice has been used. The article also says that Brolin has reportedly signed on for a 4 movie deal. This could mean that we will see Cable in other Marvel movies and not just Deadpool 2.
Brolin is the latest confirmed actor joining Zazie Beetz. Beetz is best known for her role on the TV show Atlanta, and she was previously announced to be playing Domino. Domino is another super-powered mercenary like Deadpool, so the banter between them should be interesting. Maybe a joke or two about who has the bigger gun…
Deadpool 2 will have a new director at the helm, David Leitch. Leitch doesn’t have extensive directing credits having lead the Deadpool short at the beginning of Wolverine and the soon to be released Atomic Blonde. IMDB also lists Leitch as an uncredited director in John Wick 1. However, he has been in the industry since 1995 working with stunt crews, and his directorial credits have been well received so far.
How do think Deadpool is shaping up so far? Should Ryan’s suit be animated in the sequel? What is your first impression of Josh Brolin being cast as Cable? Let us know in the comments below.