Following a long & exhaustive casting process for the role of Cable, Fox has finally signed up Josh Brolin.

The search for an actor to take up the role of cable included Brad Pitt, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Kyle Chandler and David Harbour on the shortlist.

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Josh Brolin has signed a four picture deal with Fox to play Cable in Deadpool 2, 3 and the planned X-Force Movie, according to THR.

This makes his second Marvel Comics character, the first being his role in Marvel Studios movies as Thanos.

Deadpool sequel is set to introduce two major characters from the X-Force world, including Zazie Beetz as Domino (known for her exceptional marksmanship and hand-to-hand skills, she possesses mutant probability-altering powers, similar to those of the X-Man Longshot) and Josh Brolin as Cable, the adult son of the X-Man Cyclops (Scott Summers) and Madelyne Pryor (Jean Grey’s clone) (born with telepathic and telekinetic abilities).

Colossus (voiced by Stefan Kapičić ), Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) and taxi driver Dopinder (Karan Soni) would return for the sequel alongside Wade Wilson / Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds).

Drew Goddard and Reynolds are working on the script with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

It will be produced by Reynolds, Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner.

Directed by David Leitch.

Filming will begin on June 19 until September 18, 2017.

Deadpool 2 is still without a release date.

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