The Hollywood Reporter has the exclusive news that Josh Brolin has landed the role of Cable in Deadpool 2 and for three other movies.
Brolin’s casting marks the end of a tumultuous process of casting that saw names ranging from Mel Gibson to Brad Pitt to Russell Crowe to Michael Shannon to Kyle Chandler to David Harbour linked to the role.
This marks the second Marvel character on Brolin’s resume. He also plays Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and is filming Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel as we speak.
In addition, he has also played title character in 2010’s Jonah Hex, the younger version of Tommy Lee Jones’ Agent K in 2012’s Men in Black III, and Dwight in 2014’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. That many appearances in comic book films makes me wonder how many comics he has in his collection.
The film is set to start production in June in Vancouver with no release date set as of yet.