Josh Brolin (No Country For Old Men, Sicario) joins an exclusive club of actors who have played two different roles based in Marvel characters.* Because the man who’s been playing Thanos in the main MCU, and who also played DC’s Jonah Hex back in 2010 has now also been cast as Cable in the X-Men-verse’s Deadpool 2… and beyond.
A number of other high profile names were rumoured to have been considered for the role, including Brad Pitt, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, David Harbour and Kyle Chandler, but now we know Brolin will be playing Scott Summers’ cybernetically-enhanced son from the future.
Brolin has also played a DC character, Jonah Hex in the film of the same name back in 2010. He was also in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For which was based on a Dark Horse property.
* Brolin also played the young Agent K in Men In Black 3, who was based on the comic character Agent Kay in the Men In Black comics, which were published by Malibu Comics which was bought by Marvel. So depending on how you count, you could say Cable is Brolin’s third Marvel character.