While the Internet is buzzing about Josh Brolin's role in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, the star has another Marvel role on the horizon - portraying Nathan Summers/Cable in Deadpool 2. Naturally, fans have begun to speculate if Cable will reference the Marvel Cinematic Universe antagonist, through dialogue or otherwise.
And according to the actor, who recently spoke with Good Morning America about his Marvel roles, a Thanos reference isn't out of the realm of possibility, because Cable will already be breaking the fourth wall.
"Not yet, but I may." Brolin explained. "It's not that I don't break the fourth wall. There's a lot of stuff going on in Deadpool that's very surprising, and that will be very satisfying when you see it."
Brolin also revealed how he decided on taking the role - and that the film's humor was what ultimately won him over.
"To me, it's even funnier than the first one." Brolin revealed. "When they asked me to do it, I was like 'I'm doing the Thanos thing right now, and should I do it?' And my wife just said 'Read it. Why are you even thinking? Just read it.' And I read it and I laughed harder than I've laughed in a very long time. So it's funny."
While his Thanos role in Infinity War is much more serious, Brolin reassured that there will be plenty of humor directly from Cable in Deadpool 2.
"Cable can be very funny. He can be a lot of things, but he can also be very funny."
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David Leitch will direct the sequel, taking over for original Deadpool director Tim Miller. Fox is reportedly aiming for a June start of production in Vancouver. Ryan Reynolds will return as Wade Wilson, a.k.a. Deadpool, the Merc with a Mouth. For the sequel, he'll be joined by Josh Brolin as Cable. Cable was co-created by Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld and Louise Simonson. He has often been paired with Deadpool as his grim, serious demeanor serves as the perfect foil to Deadpool's crude and zany humor. The duo headlined an ongoing comic book series, Cable & Deadpool, for 50 issues.
Atlanta star Zazie Beetz has also been cast in Deadpool 2. She will play Domino, a mutant with probability manipulation abilities that endows her with improbably good luck. In the Marvel Comics Universe, Domino was a member of Cable's mercenary crew, Six Pack, and one of his early love interests.