It's been over two months since Avengers: Endgame arrived in theaters, and seemingly ended Josh Brolin's tenure as the villainous Thanos. But Brolin also plays another comic book character, debuting as Cable in Deadpool 2. Disney's acquisition of 20th Century Fox brings with it the possibility of Ryan Reynolds' signature franchise joining the greater MCU, likely with Brolin in tow.
Fans are eager to see if/when Cable is brought into the MCU, therefore representing Josh Brolin's return-- albeit in a different role. This would be a first for the studio, although there's been no indication as to how Disney/Marvel is handling the Deadpool franchise. And it turns out that Brolin himself isn't sure what's coming next, as he recently put it:
I don't know what's going to happen. I'm actually, I've been calling them, like, 'What's the deal with Cable, man?' Seriously, 100 percent serious. They're figuring it out. It's a big world now, it just got much, much bigger. So who knows.
Despite Endgame's highly anticipated release, it doesn't look like Josh Brolin has much of a semblance for what comes next for his other comic book character's fate. Cable made a strong first showing in Deadpool 2, and it seemed like his relationship with Wade Wilson would be a major factor in X-Force and the developing Deapdool threequel.
Josh Brolin's comments come from his recent appearance ACE Comic Con Seattle (via Comic Book). While fielding questions from the audience, Brolin revealed that he's not sure what will happen regarding Cable, especially in the wake of his acclaimed performances in Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame. It looks like things are still up in the air and in negotiation over at Marvel Studios.
The 51-year-old actor's name has become synonymous with The Mad Titan over the past year, as he brought the best Marvel villain to theaters since Loki. Thanos was brought to life through stunning CGI and motion capture technology, allowing Josh Brolin's performance to properly translate onscreen. Fans are eager to see Deadpool finally join the MCU, although that potentially creates a strange conflict when it comes to Cable.
Considering Avengers: Endgame hasn't even arrived for home release yet, it may feel a bit soon for Josh Brolin to play another character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Reports indicate that the X-Men will be on sabbatical for a few years, allowing the dust of Dark Phoenix to settle before the mutants are brought into the greater franchise. So could this exclude Cable from popping up in the near future?
We'll just have to wait and see how it all goes down. Although the first two Deadpool movies made insane box office profits and critical darlings-- allowing the Merc with the Mouth to become a bonafide pop culture phenomenon. So the House of Mouse might not want to wait too long to get the franchise back into theaters.
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