Deadpool 2 has cast Cable (sadly it’s not Keira Knightley)

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We now know that Josh Brolin, and not Keira Knightly, will be playing Cable when Deadpool 2 starts filming in June.

If you’ve seen Deadpool, I really hope you stayed to watch the post-credits scene. Aside from being a fantastic play on a classic Ferris Bueller scene, it also provided some interesting information about the future of the movie franchise. Everyone’s favorite merc with a mouth let it be known that Deadpool 2 would feature Cable. Not the wired TV service that many have been fleeing, but the adult son of Scott Summers (Cyclops) who appears in the X-Men comics. Deadpool said at the time that they didn’t know who would be cast as Cable, but suggested that it could possibly be Keira Knightley, since she’s got range. We now know that Josh Brolin, and not Keira Knightly (boo!), will be playing Cable when Deadpool 2 starts filming in June.

Brolin is a bit of a surprise cast since this will technically be his second role in current Marvel movies. He will of course also be playing the role of Thanos in the upcoming Avengers movies. Since Fox’s X-Men (and by extension, Deadpool) movies live outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), it shouldn’t pose too much of an issue having Brolin playing both parts. Others that were considered for the role were Michael Shannon and Stranger Things star David K. Harbour who had expressed interest in the role. It was rumored that Brad Pitt and Russel Crowe were also considered.

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Cable appears in several Deadpool comics, though he’s largely the antithesis of Deadpool. Where Deadpool is a bit of a joker, Cable is deadly serious. Where Deadpool wants very little to do with following others, Cable expects to lead. Their relationship should be fun to see play out on the big screen starting with Deadpool 2.

What do you think about casting Josh Brolin as Cable? Would you have preferred to see Keira Knightley cast for the role — as Deadpool suggested — or someone else? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

  Source: Hollywood Reporter
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