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Josh Brolin has been cast in the role of Cable for Deadpool 2!

04.12.2017

It's official, folks! Josh Brolin has been cast in the role of Cable for David Leitch's DEADPOOL 2! This marks Brolin's second turn as a major Marvel-related character as the seasoned actor has already been waiting in the shadows as Thanos to one day destroy the Avengers. Additionally, sources are reporting that Brolin has inked a four-picture deal that's now tied to the time-traveling, gun-toting, silver-haired character. One would assume that the four-picture deal could be a nod to there being an X-FORCE film in our future as well.

Of course, Ryan Reynolds will be reprising his role as the wise-cracking, chimichanga eating Merc with a Mouth for more R-Rated fun in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Cable was co-created by DEADPOOL co-creator Rob Liefeld and writer Louise Simonson, and is described as in more ways than one as being the opposite of Deadpool. As he's known to many Marvel fans, Cable is a born leader who is used to being obeyed by those he works with while remaining quite controlled but almost always with an aura of seething violence invisibly pulsing around him.

In the comics, Nathan Christopher Charles Summers AKA Cable was from the future, and stands as the adult son of Scott Summers (Cyclops) and Madelyne Pryor (a clone of Jean Grey), and the half-brother of Rachel Summers. Cable hails from an alternate and possible future timeline, after having been transported while still in his infancy to the future. He then went on to be a warrior before returning to the present to address some unfinished business.

DEADPOOL 2 is expected to release sometime in 2018.

Extra Tidbit: Cable founded the comic book groups X-Force and Six Pack.

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2:30PM on 04/14/2017
Great actor. I dig Brolin a lot, but i find this disappointing after all the supposed prospects.
Great actor. I dig Brolin a lot, but i find this disappointing after all the supposed prospects.
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11:27AM on 04/13/2017
I didn't expect that but he's a good actor. He'll tackle the role just fine.
I didn't expect that but he's a good actor. He'll tackle the role just fine.
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5:14AM on 04/13/2017

Thanos and Cable... He has guaranteed himself two hit movies

Somehow, this Josh Brolin character has weasled his way into starring roles in next year's Deadpool 2 and Avengers: Infinity War. I am thouroughly impressed with the man's agent. It's not often that you can land two movies like that where you can guarantee that both movies will be massive hits. They could shit the bed with both these movies and they both will still crush at the box office.
Somehow, this Josh Brolin character has weasled his way into starring roles in next year's Deadpool 2 and Avengers: Infinity War. I am thouroughly impressed with the man's agent. It's not often that you can land two movies like that where you can guarantee that both movies will be massive hits. They could shit the bed with both these movies and they both will still crush at the box office.
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3:38AM on 04/13/2017

And...

Just to piggy back my last post, I believe Tom Hardy "IS" 5'8" and he played Bane, and just look at how that came off!
Just to piggy back my last post, I believe Tom Hardy "IS" 5'8" and he played Bane, and just look at how that came off!
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3:33AM on 04/13/2017

OMG!

And the crowd goes wild! This totally came out of left field, but I'm completely on board with this as he does bring it and that I was just as opposed to Shannon getting cast. And from what I can see, Brolin seams to be is listed at 5'10", so he's not all that short and with some beefed up tactical boots and the rest the costume following suit he should pull the look off quite well! Can you say... "Old Boy from the future?"
And the crowd goes wild! This totally came out of left field, but I'm completely on board with this as he does bring it and that I was just as opposed to Shannon getting cast. And from what I can see, Brolin seams to be is listed at 5'10", so he's not all that short and with some beefed up tactical boots and the rest the costume following suit he should pull the look off quite well! Can you say... "Old Boy from the future?"
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12:02AM on 04/13/2017
dang, well get the shoe lifts ready, brolins like 5'8, he cant look like that short next to ryan Reynolds as cable
dang, well get the shoe lifts ready, brolins like 5'8, he cant look like that short next to ryan Reynolds as cable
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12:36AM on 04/13/2017
5'10" actually. Give him two inch lifts and he'll be fine. Or just combat boots
5'10" actually. Give him two inch lifts and he'll be fine. Or just combat boots
1:06AM on 04/13/2017
I agree with Jekkie24601, we don't hear that complaint when it comes to Tom Cruise.
I agree with Jekkie24601, we don't hear that complaint when it comes to Tom Cruise.
9:37PM on 04/12/2017
This is actually great. I'd love to see Stephen Lang in there but Brolin is just the better actor overall and will play off nicely with Ryan Reynolds' quirky humor.
This is actually great. I'd love to see Stephen Lang in there but Brolin is just the better actor overall and will play off nicely with Ryan Reynolds' quirky humor.
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8:21PM on 04/12/2017
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8:22PM on 04/12/2017
Josh Brolin's audition video
Josh Brolin's audition video
6:08PM on 04/12/2017

Third time's a charm

From Jonah Hex to Thanos, now Cable? Josh Brolin is no doubt a badass and is perfect for this role. I loved his 'Tommy Lee Jones as K', [link] in MiB3 which was the only saving grace from that movie.
From Jonah Hex to Thanos, now Cable? Josh Brolin is no doubt a badass and is perfect for this role. I loved his 'Tommy Lee Jones as K', [link] in MiB3 which was the only saving grace from that movie.
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7:05PM on 04/12/2017
Add in Dwight from Sin City, and Brolin might be the new champ when it comes to playing characters adapted from comics. (Which is bound to be a throwaway gag in the next Deadpool movie)
Add in Dwight from Sin City, and Brolin might be the new champ when it comes to playing characters adapted from comics. (Which is bound to be a throwaway gag in the next Deadpool movie)
12:03AM on 04/13/2017
Flintlocke, he's been in a lot but check out Chris Evan's list of comic book films, 6 roles over 11 films (14 if you include all of his cameos):

1) Johnny Storm - 2 movies
2) Casey Jones - 1 movie
3) Jake Jensen (The Losers) - 1 movie
4) Lucas Lee - 1 movie
5) Curtis Everett (Snowpiercer) - 1 movie
6) Captain America - 5 movies (+3 cameos)
Flintlocke, he's been in a lot but check out Chris Evan's list of comic book films, 6 roles over 11 films (14 if you include all of his cameos):

1) Johnny Storm - 2 movies
2) Casey Jones - 1 movie
3) Jake Jensen (The Losers) - 1 movie
4) Lucas Lee - 1 movie
5) Curtis Everett (Snowpiercer) - 1 movie
6) Captain America - 5 movies (+3 cameos)
1:00AM on 04/13/2017
@flintlocke, I completely forgot about Sin City, good call.

@luke319, when you put that way I guess Josh comes in 2nd when you include SinCity & MiB outside the usual DC and Marvel-verse :)
@flintlocke, I completely forgot about Sin City, good call.

@luke319, when you put that way I guess Josh comes in 2nd when you include SinCity & MiB outside the usual DC and Marvel-verse :)
5:57PM on 04/12/2017
Haha, they're making so many comic book movies these days they can't find enough big name actors to cast as the characters, and therefore need to start doubling up. What's next, Hugh Jackman as Hal Jordan?
Brolin's a great actor, but surprised they couldn't find anyone else for this role.
Haha, they're making so many comic book movies these days they can't find enough big name actors to cast as the characters, and therefore need to start doubling up. What's next, Hugh Jackman as Hal Jordan?
Brolin's a great actor, but surprised they couldn't find anyone else for this role.
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5:51PM on 04/12/2017

Goonies never say die

You know that's gonna be a line in the movie...And throw in a few remarks about Thanos while they are at it.
You know that's gonna be a line in the movie...And throw in a few remarks about Thanos while they are at it.
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5:35PM on 04/12/2017
I never even considered him, probably because of the Thanos thing. I am beyond happy, he is absolutely perfect.
I never even considered him, probably because of the Thanos thing. I am beyond happy, he is absolutely perfect.
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5:12PM on 04/12/2017
Brolin in an incredibly capable actor and will do well in the role, but this has got to be a massive disappointment for anyone who was hoping to see an 80's/90's action icon cast, not to mention Stephen Lang whose probably been told every day of his life ":You look just like that guy off of X-Men."
Brolin in an incredibly capable actor and will do well in the role, but this has got to be a massive disappointment for anyone who was hoping to see an 80's/90's action icon cast, not to mention Stephen Lang whose probably been told every day of his life ":You look just like that guy off of X-Men."
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4:26PM on 04/12/2017

I love it!

Brolin has the look, he has the acting chops, and he has fantastic understated comedic timing.
Brolin has the look, he has the acting chops, and he has fantastic understated comedic timing.
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4:20PM on 04/12/2017

Something about Brolin

I really dislike. Dont know what exactly but somehow i cant stand him
I really dislike. Dont know what exactly but somehow i cant stand him
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9:02PM on 04/12/2017
Maybe because he beat his wife
Maybe because he beat his wife
4:14PM on 04/12/2017
Interesting choice. Looking forward to seeing him in action!
Interesting choice. Looking forward to seeing him in action!
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4:10PM on 04/12/2017

Overkill

he will be fine but is a little overkill.
he will be fine but is a little overkill.
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3:49PM on 04/12/2017

Makes sense

Thanos will likely not reappear following the conclusion of Infinity War Part 2 so Brolin needs to keep himself occupied. Also, Thanos is almost entirely CGI, it's not like Brolin needs to do a lot.
Thanos will likely not reappear following the conclusion of Infinity War Part 2 so Brolin needs to keep himself occupied. Also, Thanos is almost entirely CGI, it's not like Brolin needs to do a lot.
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3:33PM on 04/12/2017
Damn, Brolin is good, but give someone else a chance at biting the cherry. So many other great actors out there but they pick someone already involved elsewhere in the Marvel universe. Can't help feeling a bit underwhelmed given the previous buzz around the casting.
Damn, Brolin is good, but give someone else a chance at biting the cherry. So many other great actors out there but they pick someone already involved elsewhere in the Marvel universe. Can't help feeling a bit underwhelmed given the previous buzz around the casting.
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3:23PM on 04/12/2017
Seriously?? Isn't Brolin busy with filming back to back Avengers films right now? I thought they wanted to get rolling on Deadpool
Thats great and all, but I was really expecting Michael Shannon, if failing that, Stephen Lang.
Seriously?? Isn't Brolin busy with filming back to back Avengers films right now? I thought they wanted to get rolling on Deadpool
Thats great and all, but I was really expecting Michael Shannon, if failing that, Stephen Lang.
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3:14PM on 04/12/2017

Man. I really wanted Shannon

Not only because he'd be Marvelously cast, but also because they could've done SO MUCH with poking fun at his having played Zod. Perfect complement to poking fun at Reynolds's Green Lantern.

I love Brolin but c'mon, Thanos AND Cable? Two hugely iconic roles simultaneously? Doesn't that end up diluting both, no matter how good he is?
Not only because he'd be Marvelously cast, but also because they could've done SO MUCH with poking fun at his having played Zod. Perfect complement to poking fun at Reynolds's Green Lantern.

I love Brolin but c'mon, Thanos AND Cable? Two hugely iconic roles simultaneously? Doesn't that end up diluting both, no matter how good he is?
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5:07PM on 04/12/2017
I was hoping for Shannon as well.
I was hoping for Shannon as well.
3:11PM on 04/12/2017
Come on man, he's already Thanos. We couldn't draw a little more inspiration into this. I like Brolin and all but still...
Come on man, he's already Thanos. We couldn't draw a little more inspiration into this. I like Brolin and all but still...
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3:09PM on 04/12/2017
I watched No Country for Old Men again recently and told myself I was glad Josh Brolin's career had been revived. I'm down with this casting, though like The_Soloist, I'm bummed Michael Shannon didn't snag the part. Shannon has a knack for dark humor.
I watched No Country for Old Men again recently and told myself I was glad Josh Brolin's career had been revived. I'm down with this casting, though like The_Soloist, I'm bummed Michael Shannon didn't snag the part. Shannon has a knack for dark humor.
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3:00PM on 04/12/2017
Unexpected to say the least. Brolin is a very good actor and has the right tough as nails look, persona, and attitude to play Cable, but I'm disappointed that Michael Shannon didn't end up getting the part.
Unexpected to say the least. Brolin is a very good actor and has the right tough as nails look, persona, and attitude to play Cable, but I'm disappointed that Michael Shannon didn't end up getting the part.
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2:48PM on 04/12/2017

Huh?

n the comics, Cable was from the future and was the adult of Scott Summers, also known as the X-Man Cyclops
n the comics, Cable was from the future and was the adult of Scott Summers, also known as the X-Man Cyclops
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2:52PM on 04/12/2017
Dunno what comics you've read, friend -- but his name is Nathan Summers, not Scott -- AKA Scott's son -- AKA Son of Cyclops!

A quick google search confirms this ~
Dunno what comics you've read, friend -- but his name is Nathan Summers, not Scott -- AKA Scott's son -- AKA Son of Cyclops!

A quick google search confirms this ~
3:05PM on 04/12/2017
What the? That is way wrong
What the? That is way wrong
3:15PM on 04/12/2017
I dont read the comics. I was just pointing the awful grammar used in the article.

"Was the adult of Scott Summers..." That doesnt make sense
I dont read the comics. I was just pointing the awful grammar used in the article.

"Was the adult of Scott Summers..." That doesnt make sense
5:47PM on 04/12/2017
Looks like the writer just copy and pasted that part from this link [link]
Looks like the writer just copy and pasted that part from this link [link]
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2:39PM on 04/12/2017

R.I.P. Charlie Murphy

And this news is unexpected as well.
And this news is unexpected as well.
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5:37PM on 04/12/2017
Woah.. really?!?
Woah.. really?!?
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