Josh Brolin apparently cannot get enough of superhero movies! Brolin, in addition to playing Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will apparently also now be playing Cable in the upcoming X-film, Deadpool 2!
There has been a lot of speculation over the last few months with respect to who will be playing this time-traveling mutant hero, some actors of which I was excited about and others of which I was less so. I absolutely love the idea of Josh Brolin taking on the role, and with his inclusion, I have am having a mini-wave of excitement for the X-Film Universe again.
If 20th Century Fox is smart, which I do lack confidence, Deadpool 2 could be a way of ironing out the continuity of their X-men films and finally producing a strong franchise! While the X-men films have done well financially so far, the connection between films and the overall story has been a mess. This is the time to correct all that! Mainly I am hoping that Deadpol 2 will be the start of a beautiful new X-Force film franchise that will do what the X-men films have not. 20th Century Fox just needs to secure the cast, develop the characters, and have an over-arching plan with regard to the story!
Please! Redeem the X-men!
P.S. I would love a small reference to Cyclops and Jean Grey being Cable’s parents! Not hugely important, but this would be so fun and would at least hint at these two characters having a not-dead, not-so-depressing future.