Josh Brolin will play both Cable and Thanos!
Deadpool was a surprise mega-hit that put Ryan Reynolds and Fox Studios back on the superhero movie track! Most of the X-Men movies received mediocre reviews and were seen as messy and unimpressive save for the Logan of Hugh Jackman. It was no surprise then that Deadpool 2 got the go-signal and even in the post-credits of the first Deadpool film.
Wade Wilson revealed that a second Deadpool film would be happening with the addition of the mutant from the future…Cable! Nate Summers a.k.a. Cable has been a constant partner of Deadpool in the Marvel Comics, and he would be a welcome addition and an excellent foil to Deadpool’s flippant and comic ways. Cable is tough, serious, and dominating, a perfect character for Josh Brolin to step into!
Josh Brolin Around and About
If it’s your first time to hear about Josh Brolin, then you’re in for a treat! Known for his roles in George W. Bush, No Country For Old Men, American Gangster, and my favorite Old Boy, Josh Brolin is a dominating rugged character with a powerful presence. So powerful in fact that Marvel Studios chose him to play the mad-titan Thanos in the Avengers films! Yep you heard it! Josh Brolin is playing BOTH Thanos in the Marvel movies AND Cable in the fox production of Deadpool 2! Not everybody can claim to have played two comic-book characters in multi-million dollar franchises! But Josh Brolin did just that!
Get to know Cable
Cable is the son of Cyclops (Scott Summers) and Jean Grey in a future timeline in the Marvel comics. He possess his mother’s mutant telekinesis abilities plus the ability to communicate with technology. Add to that a mechanized robotic arm, futuristic weapons, and that classic Summers soldier mentality, and you’ve got a force to be reckoned with! Cable is also a classic partner of Wade Wilson’s Deadpool in the comics. They are seen as working together on missions and classically saving the world as a dynamic team-up.
We can expect witty banter between Deadpool and Cable, a serious face against a wacky red suit. We can look forward to guns and ammo paired with knives and swords against hordes of henchmen and enemies. The possibilities are endless! But we can be assured that it will be high-octane and testosterone driven fun! I only wish that wonderfully CGI-created Colossus character will be there as well!
He is also the MCU’s Thanos
If you didn’t know, Marvel Studios also cast Josh Brolin as Thanos. The powerful Mad Titan has been lined up to be the main villain in the much-anticipated Avengers: Infinity War. Thanos made some appearances in The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Cable is an amazing addition to the superhero cinematic universe. And because of the success of Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool, we can expect a warm welcome both for the fans and the box-office for Josh Brolin’s Cable! Check out our Thor: Ragnarok about upcoming Marvel films and teasers here!