Josh Brolin makes a great Cable

Deadpool 2 isn’t set to hit theatres until June 1st, 2018, but fans of the merc with a mouth have been given tonnes to be excited about over the last week or so. First, Domino was revealed, played by Zazie Beetz. It appears the film will be straying away from the comic book character in terms of appearance, as Domino is seen below sporting an afro. Hopefully the move pays off and it introduces a new variation of the character and one that Deadpool fans will love.

Then, this week, Ryan Reynolds broke the news on twitter that Josh Brolin will be playing Cable in the upcoming film. This one is funny, because Brolin is already a huge Marvel villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Thanos, who will be centre stage when Avengers: Infinity War comes out on May 4th, 2018. So as of right now, Brolin will be starring in two seperate Marvel films within the span of a month, in two separate universes.

 

Once you take away the fact he’s already playing Thanos, Brolin is the perfect fit for the role. He’s stern looking, has that frowny look to him, (is that a word? it is now,) and also has a bit of a comedic side to help Reynold’s jokes along as well. The images that were released of Brolin as Cable are breaking the internet right now, and for good reason, because it looks awesome.

 

In terms of what Cable means for the story of Deadpool 2, if you’re not familiar with his character, there will probably be time travel involved in some part. With Domino, possibly some more X-Men involved (if they have the budget), things could get crowded in the next film. With David Leitch set to take over as director of the film, his knowledge in stunts and directional work in Atomic Blonde and John Wick will help Deadpool 2’s action scenes. In terms of story, Tim Miller’s first instalment of the series sets up Deadpool’s backstory, and Leitch is now able to take the character in any direction he wants. With Cable’s possession of time travel, expect to see some goofy concepts. For me personally, I see a 1970’s disco Deadpool, complete in wooden shoes and a white blazer.

We’re still months away from Deadpool 2, but the hype train is already well underway.

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