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The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Josh Brolin nabbed the seemingly coveted role of Cable, the Merc with the Mouth’s reluctant buddy, for Deadpool 2.

Until now, the rumor mill has been on fire concerning anyone who has been considered for the role. Michael Shannon was to said to almost have the role, as well as David Harbour from Stranger Things. Some have also said that Russell Crowe and Brad Pitt were in the running.

Brolin emerged as a surprise contender, winning it out in the end. We should also take note that this is Brolin’s second Marvel Comics character. The actor also plays Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, who will become the main bad guy in the upcoming Infinity Wars. Source tell THR that Brolin’s deal is for four movies.

David Leitch is directing Deadpool 2, which stars Ryan Reynolds reprising his role as the lead. It’s said that the story this time around is expanding a bit more to include other characters from Deadpool’s roster of pals with whom he often associates himself in the X-Men universe.

FX’s Atlanta breakout actor Zazie Beetz has already been cast as the super-powered merc named Domino.

Cable was co-created by Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld and writer Louise Simonsson. He’s described in many ways as being the opposite of Deadpool. In the comics, Cable is from the future and the adult of Scott Summers, also known as the X-Man Cyclops.

Source: THR

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Christina E. Janke

Christina is the co-host of “Intro to Geek” on Shauncastic and Editor-in-Chief at Agents of Geek. Her love of all things Mass Effect knows no bounds. She also carries an obsession with comic books, video games, and quirky television shows. Her heroes are Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Gail Simone. She hopes to be just like them when she grows up.

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