Deadpool 2: Josh Brolin roped to play Cable, partner-in-crime to Ryan Reynolds' anti-hero

Josh Brolin has already appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the villain Thanos. Now he will play Cable in Deadpool 2.

PTI April 13, 2017 12:54:43 IST
Deadpool 2: Josh Brolin roped to play Cable, partner-in-crime to Ryan Reynolds' anti-hero

Los Angeles: Actor Josh Brolin has been tapped to play the role of Cable opposite Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 2.

Deadpool 2 Josh Brolin roped to play Cable partnerincrime to Ryan Reynolds antihero

Josh Brolin. File Photo/Twitter

Michael Shannon had been the front runner for the role, but the studio and Marvel have opted for the Sicario star, who has appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the villain Thanos, reported Variety.

 Taking to Twitter, Reynolds also confirmed the casting of Brolin in a humorous post.

"Fox! You can't play 2 characters in the same universe!! Josh Brolin was in Sicario and I was in Sabrina The Teenage Witch," he wrote.

Reynolds is reprising his role as the wisecracking mercenary, with the story expanding to include other characters from Deadpool's corner of Marvel's X-Men universe.

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