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Will Deadpool 2’s Josh Brolin Return As Cable In The MCU? Here’s The Latest

Cable shooting at Deadpool

The superhero genre is showing no signs of slowing down, although certain properties have managed to stand out as fan favorites. Chief among them is Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool, with fans eager to see the Merc with the Mouth back on the big screen. But will Deadpool 2’s Josh Brolin return as Cable in the MCU? Here’s the latest from the actor.

Josh Brolin recently brought two beloved Marvel characters to the big screen in Thanos and Cable. Since Disney acquired 20th Century Fox, fans have been wondering if/when characters from the Deadpool franchise might return to the big screen. Brolin himself recently spoke to this possibility, saying:

Deadpool worked out very much in my favor. Deadpool was supposed to be four movies. Maybe there'll be more — I don't know what Marvel has in store — but it turned out to be one really fun movie for me.

Say it ain’t so. It looks like Josh Brolin isn’t quite sure what’s happening with the R-rated franchise and the MCU. And he seems to think that Deadpool 2 has the potential to be his first and only appearance as Cable. Although that certainly seems like a missed opportunity.

Josh Brolin’s comments come from a recent conversation with ACE Universe about his long and successful career. Eventually his Deadpool 2 role as Cable factored in, with Brolin sharing what a great time he had working on the Ryan Reynolds blockbuster. But it’s clear that the character’s future on the big screen hasn’t been decided just yet.

When Deadpool was still a 20th Century Fox property, Josh Brolin signed a four-movie deal as Cable, starting with his debut in the sequel. But the fate of Ryan Reynolds’ franchise is now in the hands of Disney. While this provides the opportunity for Wade Wilson to finally join the MCU, it’s unclear what’ll happen with others like Cable or Domino.

Just on month after playing the villainous Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and committing genocide in the MCU, moviegoers were treated to another Josh Brolin comic book role. While Cable was ultra serious and badass, the bonkers Deadpool franchise made way for plenty of hilarious moments featuring the mutant. Hopefully Brolin’s tenure playing the X-Men character isn’t already up.

Despite the countless questions fans have about Deadpool, Disney’s acquisition of Fox does seem to open more possibilities for the MCU. Namely, the shared universe can finally incorporate the X-Men and Fantastic Four. We’ll just have to wait and see if Josh Brolin’s Cable is included in those mysterious plans.

With Black Widow in theaters, the next installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which arrives September 3rd. In the meantime, check out the 2021 movie release dates to plan your next movie experience.

Corey Chichizola

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.