Anyone who’s ever waited to get their television turned back on knows very well — cable always is late.
Including the comic supervillain.
Cable has finally been cast in Deadpool 2, and it’s none other than Josh Brolin, according to The Hollywood Reporter. And that’s an interesting bit of casting, because Brolin already has a Marvel credit to his name — he’s another villain, Thanos, in Avengers: Infinity War due out next year.
That resulted in a funny response from Deadpool 2 star Ryan Reynolds who tweeted jokingly that an actor can’t play two characters in the same universe. (Of course, the Deadpool franchise is run by Fox, which operates its Marvel holdings outside the actual Marvel cinematic universe).
The fuck, Fox! You can’t play 2 characters in the same universe!! Josh Brolin was in Sicario and I was in Sabrina The Teenage Witch. pic.twitter.com/AQCRp1aWKg
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) April 12, 2017
The Oscar-nominated Brolin (for Milk in 2009) appeared in Sicario in 2015, and is currently filming Infinity War. He’s already finished work on the crime drama Soldado, as well as Joseph Kosinski’s Granite Mountain and The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter with Danny McBride and Scoot McNairy.
Deadpool 2, under the watchful eye of John Wick‘s David Leitch, is set to hit theaters next year. The first Deadpool earned $783.8 million globally.
The Cable character first appeared in Marvel as his alter ego Nathan Summers in 1986, created by Chris Claremont. Cable debuted in 1990, created by Louise Simonson and Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld.
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