“We all have that one, grumpy, heavily-armed Uncle from the future.”
Sporting a cropped haircut and that signature cyborg eye, the Avengers: Infinity War actor certainly looks the part, and though 20th Century Fox seemingly searched far and wide to find their Nathan Summers – Pierce Brosnan, Kyle Chandler, Stephen Lang, Michael Shannon, and Hellboy actor David Harbour were all reportedly in contention at one stage or another – director David Leitch has gone on record to say that he “couldn’t be happier” with the addition of Josh Brolin. And that’s despite some ardent comic book fans taking issue with the actor playing Cable along with Thanos for Marvel’s upcoming Infinity War.
Few would argue that the likes of Shannon, Harbour, and even Chandler would’ve made excellent Cables, but to undermine the casting of Josh Brolin because of his previous commitments is a little naive, no? After all, Harrison Ford held the roles of Han Solo and Indiana Jones simultaneously for years, so there’s no logical reason why Brolin can’t juggle two high-profile comic book performances at the same time.
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Between the actor’s glowering, time-traveling Cable and Zazie Beetz’s kick-ass Domino, 20th Century Fox has pulled no punches during its casting of Deadpool 2. Leaked set photos have already hinted at the chemistry brewing between Domino and the Merc With a Mouth, so we’re intrigued to see the interplay between all three actors once the action gets going in earnest.
Besides, if the news cycle surrounding Domino is any indication – official photo first, followed by scores of set snaps – then it shouldn’t be too much longer before budding viewers are given their first glimpse of Cable on the Deadpool 2 set. As always, watch this space for more.
Look for the David Leitch-directed sequel to shoot into theaters on June 1st, 2018.