The rumor mill has been going nonstop over the last few months regarding the casting of popular X-Man and time traveler Cable, with names like Brad Pitt, Viggo Mortenson, and Michael Shannon all seemingly in the running at one time or another. Now the search has come to a close, and FOX has found its Cable in the form of Oscar-nominated actor Josh Brolin.
The news has been generally well received, and that includes Cable and X-Force creator Rob Liefeld. The popular creator spoke to ComicBook.com about the casting, saying "Josh Brolin brings both the gravitas as well as the physicality required to bring Cable to life on the big screen! He's an amazing actor and I'm as excited as anyone to see him paired with Ryan Reynolds, Zazie Beets in Deadpool 2!! Cable, Domino and Deadpool people!! It's happening!!!"
Fans are excited to see what Brolin can do on screen with FOX's other recent casting Zazie Beetz, who will be playing Domino in the sequel. Liefeld can't wait to see what she does alongside Ryan Reynolds, and adding Brolin to that mix should only make it better.
"Domino is all about, as an actress and as the character that is going to be on the screen you already allude to it, it's all about the sass. You gotta understand, your gonna go up against Wade Wilson, who is, in this movie is Ryan Reynolds and trust ... I'm telling you, having been around Ryan multiple times that mouth cannot be stopped. He ... it's point ... I don't think he can say the jokes as fast as they are backed up in his head. So, you need ... some of these people be like "oh hey, this girl should have been Domino, and pick out actress a through z" and I'd be like "I'm not sure that they can keep up with him" and oh my gosh, I'm not sure that Ryan's gonna keep up with her. I think Ryan Reynolds is gonna have to work hard to keep up with Zazie. I mean, wow. You just go "That chemistry is going to be spectacular". And that's what it comes down to is the chemistry with these characters."
Deadpool 2 is slated for release on March 2, 2018, and currently enjoys a 4.18 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings.