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Josh Brolin Cast As Cable In 'Deadpool 2: Electric Shootaloo'

By Jodi Smith | Industry | April 12, 2017 | Comments ()

By Jodi Smith | Industry | April 12, 2017 |


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I know when you saw the news that Josh Brolin had been cast as Cable, the time-traveling mutant son of Cyclops, you thought, “But what does Jodi think about this?”

It’s okay, kids. I’m here now to tell you what I think.

I think it is fucking awesome. Brolin is currently the voice (and motion capture?) for Thanos in the MCU. He’s been a never say die Goonie. He played Jonah Hex in the generally reviled movie that people can now make shitty memes about, saying “Remember when Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and Cable were in the old west and fighting each other? April O’Neil was there too. lolololol.” He was my number one choice to play Batman in the DCU.

In short, I think Brolin is a choice actor with comedic timing and experience, which is everything I need from my Cable in a Deadpool movie. He can go toe-to-toe with the insanity that Ryan Reynolds brings to one Wade Wilson, while looking like he’d rather rip off Deadpool’s head and shit down the rapidly healing hole than team up with him. If we don’t get Michael Shannon, I’m 100% on board with Brolin.

So let’s raise one of our many pouches in salute to the man who will be Cable: Josh Brolin.

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Jodi Smith is the Associate Trade News Editor at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.


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