The sequel to 2016’s R-rated hit Deadpool has found its Cable, and it’s none other than Thanos himself, Josh Brolin.
The Academy Award-nominated actor will now have two Marvel Comics characters on his resume, signing on with Fox for a total of four films.
In the comics, Cable is the son of Cyclops, and has telepathic and telekinetic powers. Having been transported into the future as a infant, Cable returns to the present as an adult, hence the odd age difference between him and his father.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Shannon was believed to be the front-runner for the role, with Russell Crowe and Brad Pitt thrown into the mix.
Zazie Beetz of Atlanta fame will be taking on the role of Domino, while Ryan Reynolds reprises his role as the Merc with a Mouth.
Deadpool 2 is set for release in early 2018, with production set to begin in June this year.