According to the Hollywood Reporter, the actor signed a four-movie deal to play the mutant, who's part of the "X-Men" universe. The role has been hotly contested, with names like Michael Shannon, David Harbour, Russell Crowe, and Brad Pitt in the mix.
This is Brolin's second Marvel-related role; he played the villain Thanos in "Guardians of the Galaxy" and will reprise the role in "The Avengers: Infinity War" in 2018.
"Deadpool 2" brings back Ryan Reynolds as the foul-mouthed, wisecracking mercenary. "Atlanta" star Zazie Beetz is getting on board as mercenary Domino. Now, Brolin joins them as Cable, who is described as the opposite of Deadpool -- "a man who is a leader and used to being obeyed, who is very controlled but with an aura of simmering violence." In the comics, Cable is from the future and is the adult son of Scott Summers, aka Cyclops.
"Deadpool 2" is set to begin filming this summer and slated for release in 2018.
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Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool meets Russell, an angry teenage mutant who lives at an orphanage. When Russell becomes the target of Cable -- a genetically enhanced soldier from the future -- Deadpool realizes that he'll need some help saving the boy from such a superior enemy. He soon joins forces with Bedlam, Shatterstar, Domino and other powerful mutants to protect young Russell from Cable and his advanced weaponry. Read More