Well, it is now official folks. After much debate and speculation over which actor would play Cable on screen. Studio execs, Rob Liefeld and the like have announced their actor.
It has been said that the studio (and, presumably, Ryan Reynolds) were looking for an actor with the action experience and presence to be able to lead a team, X-Force as well as be a good counterweight to the craziness that is Deadpool. The actor is to have the strength physically and mentally to do Nathan Summers a.k.a. Cable justice.
Speculation was wild for a few weeks with names like Stephen Lang, Pierce Brosnan, David Harbour, Michael Shannon, Brad Pitt and Russell Crowe tossed about, most of them based upon images or interactions on social media. But now we know it will be Mr. Brolin.
Oscar nominated actor Brolin has a lot of acting experience such as (and perhaps most notably) Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has already played the character in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Guardians of the Galaxy. Brolin has also played Jonah Hex, and a large body of work harkening back to the mid 1980’s with the classic movie The Goonies.
Brolin will join fellow actors Ryan Reynolds and Zazie Beetz in the film, portraying Deadpool and Domino, respectively.
I am going to reiterate what Rob Liefeld himself said via Twitter;