Josh Brolin will be playing Cable in Deadpool 2. Apparently the list of possible actors for the part included Man of Steel star Michael Shannon and Stranger Things’ David Harbour.
Maybe, Brad Pitt was also considered at some point for the role. Brolin apparently emerged as a surprise and at the end got the part! The actor is currently busy playing Thanos in the Avengers, the villain who will play a big role in Avengers: Infinity War. However, that role doesn’t show the actor’s face, so it makes sense that he could be chosen to play another similar role.
David Leitch will direct the Deadpool sequel. They will begin shooting this summer. Ryan Reynolds will return to the cast together with Morena Baccarin who will be back as his love Vanessa.