press enter to search

Josh Brolin set to play Cable in 'Deadpool 2'

News Desk

Associated Press

Los Angeles, United States  /  Thu, April 13, 2017  /  11:00 am
Josh Brolin set to play Cable in 'Deadpool 2'

Josh Brolin at the photocall for his movie "Sicario" at the 68th Festival de Cannes. Representatives for the actor said Wednesday that Brolin has been set to play the part of Cable in 20th Century Fox’s “Deadpool 2” opposite Ryan Reynolds. The film is expected to hit theaters sometime in 2018. (Shutterstock/Featureflash Photo Agency)

Josh Brolin is expanding his comic book movie repertoire.

Representatives for the actor said Wednesday that Brolin has been set to play the part of Cable in 20th Century Fox's "Deadpool 2" opposite lead Ryan Reynolds. Brolin also plays the supervillain Thanos in various "Avengers" movies for competing studio Disney.

Michael Shannon had been widely rumored to be the top pick for the Deadpool co-star.

Read also: ‘Deadpool’ tops list of most pirated movies in 2016

"Deadpool" became a breakout hit in 2016, grossing over $783 million worldwide. The irreverent and very R-rated comic book film even became an unlikely awards contender late in the game with two Golden Globe nominations and a Directors Guild of America Award nomination for Tim Miller.

David Leitch is directing the sequel, which is expected to hit theaters sometime in 2018.

Your premium period will expire in 0 day(s)

close x
Subscribe to get unlimited access Get 50% off now