The search is over…Deadpool 2‘s X-Force leader Cable has been found.
With top names such as Kyle Chandler, David Harbour, and Michael Shannon to be considered for the role of the son of Scott “Cyclops” Summers and Madelyne Pryor (a clone of Jean Grey), the role has gone to Josh Brolin (left), who has signed a four-picture deal that will begin with the sequel where he will join forces with Ryan Reynolds‘ Merc with a Mouth and will also lead the in-development X-Force movie.
Brolin will also be playing a top Marvel villain via motion capture and voiceover work, that of the evil Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, which is currently in production.
David Leitch will be directing Deadpool 2, with Reynolds and Zazie Beetz, who scored the other primary role of Domino. Filming is set to begin in June for a 2018 release date from Marvel and Fox.
H/T: Dark Horizons