Josh Brolin has been tapped to play Cable in the sequel to the surpise blockbuster, Deadpool. The production has been looking the right actor to play the part with Michael Shannon being one of the favourites to play the part. David Harbour of Stranger Things was also said to be in the short list. Other actors rumoured to play Cable were Russell Crowe and Kyle Chandler.
This was a surpise casting as Josh Brolin also plays the villain Thanos in the Marvel Universe, and will be the big villain in the next 2-part Avengers movie, Infinity War. Ryan Reynolds was also surpised and he posted this tweet.
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
Deadpool 2 is coming out on March 2018. David Leitch will direct the sequel and Zazie Beetz has been cast as the mutant Domino.