Deadpool 2: Josh Brolin Cast As Cable In Ryan Reynolds Starrer

By Anshul Hardikar | 2 years ago
Deadpool 2: Josh Brolin Cast As Cable In Ryan Reynolds Starrer
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Deadpool 2 has finally made progress. After reports kept on circulating that the makers of the movie were actively looking to cast an actor for Cable, they have finally found him.

Sources are now reporting that Avengers: Infinity War star Josh Brolin has been cast in the role. Brolin is already playing the supervillain Thanos in the mega movie and Cable is just the second Marvel character he has bagged.

However, the thing with Cable is that even though it is a Marvel character, it is a part of the X-Men Cinematic Universe and not the MCU.


The Hollywood Reporter reported that confirmation arrived just about a few hours back that Brolin had come out on top and nabbed the hotly debated role.

There were other contenders being eyed for the role but after months of search, Brolin was deemed perfect for the character. The outlet called him a surprise contender, especially since his name was nowhere to be heard when it came to casting.


According to the outlet, Cable, whose real name is Nathan Summers, is Cyclops’ son. Mainly set in future, he was co-created by Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld.

His character description says he is used to being obeyed and is a man who has always been a leader. With him being used to a little bit of violence, he has also been described as someone who is very controlled.

Other contenders

Before he was cast, Michael Shannon, Brad Pitt, and David Harbour were just some of the actors whose names were there as a top choice for the role. Reports even stated that the actor who would end up playing Cable would have a commitment to multiple films with the studio.

Staying true to that, reports have confirmed that Brolin’s appearance as Cable is being touted for four films. This might include Deadpool 3 and the planned X-Force movie.

Second Marvel character

With him already shooting for his role as Thanos in MCU for Avengers: Infinity War, this is the second Marvel character he has bagged. It would be interesting to see how does both his portrayals pan out.

Also, it would be intriguing to know how exactly is the Avengers: Infinity War star planning to shoot both the roles. With Deadpool 2 beginning production this June and the MCU movie shooting both the parts simultaneously, it would be seen how Brolin juggles his time between both the roles.

Fans’ reaction

Fans’ reactions, for the most part, have been encouraging. Many have called the casting spot on however there have been some who are not really in Brolin’s favor.

Many still consider actors like Stephen Lang, Russell Crowe, or Ron Perlman as a much better choice for the role of Cable than Brolin. Also, since he will now be playing Cable, he will have to beef up for the part so that fans remain convinced that he can pull off a role like this.

Movie update

As far as an update about Deadpool 2 is concerned, the movie will see Ryan Reynolds returning to his hit role as Wade Wilson/Deadpool. After killing Francis in the first one, it would be seen who gets introduced as the main villain of the sequel.

Cable and Domino will be joining him in the movie as some time travel too has been hinted. Reports suggest Colossus, Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Dopinder from the first movie too will have some kind of role in the sequel.

Cable is expected to have a bigger role in the X-Men Cinematic Universe as the studio was looking to cast someone for the long run. With new characters being introduced in the XCU, it remains to be seen where they will be shown next.

Deadpool 2 is expected to be released next year.


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About the author

Anshul studied Journalism and Broadcasting before venturing out in Online Media. He likes to read, write and travel when he is not working. He has been a full-time writer for MNG since May 2015.