Josh Brolin has scored the hotly contested role of Cable opposite Ryan Reynolds in the upcoming “Deadpool” sequel at 20th Century Fox.
Michael Shannon and David Harbour had been the previously rumored front runners with Russell Crowe and Brad Pitt also said to have had some level of very early talks, but Brolin emerged as a surprise contender today.
This will mark his second Marvel Comics character, the actor playing the villain Thanos in the Marvel Studios movies albeit under a LOT of CG animation – so any potential issue of audience confusion won’t be a problem.
Sources say Brolin’s “Deadpool” deal is for four movies starting with the second “Deadpool” which David Leitch is directing and which is headed towards a June production start in Vancouver. Zazie Beetz is also onboard as Domino.
Source: Heat Vision