Ryan Reynolds has always been at the helm of revealing news about Deadpool. Right from revealing Josh Brolin being cast as Cable to posting an image of Deadpool resting right in front of the X-Mansion. The image also assured us that the sequel will once again venture into the mansion and probably show some more mutants from the Academy. Two other actors including Jack Kesy cast as an unannounced villain and Shioli Kutsuna cast for an unknown but “key role”, have been revealed until now. Reynolds posted two images of Brolin in the Cable costume on Twitter that finally shows his character.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 7, 2017
Cable was already announced in jest in the post-credit scene of the first movie. The first video teaser to Deadpool 2 was released on Ryan’s YouTube channel, which also had an easter egg saying “Nathan Summers coming soon!” on the phone booth pointing to Cable’s real name. Josh Brolin has already been teasing about his character on social media, whether getting his head moulded or pumping iron. For those unaware, Cable AKA Nathan Summers is the son of Scott Summers (Cyclops) and Madelyne Pryor (Jean Grey’s clone). Born out of a ploy by the geneticist Mr. Sinister, the offspring between the two was believed to become a superior mutant and supposed to be powerful enough to defeat Apocalypse. Sadly, Apocalypse gets to know about Sinister’s sinister plan and infects Nathan with a techno-organic virus. In order to save his life, Cable is sent to the future. We aren’t sure whether he’s going to get a similar origin story or any origin story at all.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) July 31, 2017
It’s also worth noting that Josh Brolin plays Thanos, the super-villain in Avengers. This makes Brolin play two different characters in the same universe and it’s possible because the rights are owned separately. Deadpool is part of Fox’s X-men universe whereas the Avengers are part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Hence, Brolin easily holds two characters in the same universe. This confusion was also addressed in humour by Reynolds when they had announced Brolin’s official casting as Cable. Fox also owns the rights to Fantastic Four. This has happened in the past where Chris Evans had played the character of Johnny Storm AKA The Human Torch but now plays Captain America. The Human Torch was also played by Michael B. Jordan in the terrible 2015 reboot of Fantastic Four who will now be seen as Erik Killmonger in the upcoming Black Panther movie. We hope Fantastic Four gets a reboot that it deserves, maybe once the MCU enters the phase four.
We don’t know whether we are ever going to see a crossover between the franchises but looking at how Marvel Studios and Sony collaborated for Spiderman: Homecoming, we are positive. After all, who doesn’t want to watch Deadpool messing around with the Avengers, or worse, killing off the entire Marvel universe?