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Deadpool 2 May Have its Cable UPDATE

first_imgUPDATE: Deadpool 2 has cast its Cable, and it is not, as rumored below, Michael Shannon. Josh Brolin will play Cable in the upcoming sequel, as well as three movies after that, according to The Hollywood Reporter. After appearing opposite Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 2, Brolin will likely go on to lead a series of movies based on the X-Force comics. (I can only hope all this leads to an X-Statix movie.)The casting of Cable was an intense process with many great actors being considered for the role, and Brolin’s casting comes as a surprise. Michael Shannon was reportedly the top choice before Twentieth Century Fox decided on Brolin. After him, the studio was considering Stranger Things star David Harbour. Brolin wasn’t even on the list until recently.This will be Brolin’s second time playing a Marvel character, as he plays Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Technically, the X-Men movies take place in a separate universe, so there shouldn’t be any confusion. The chances of the two universes crossing over is close to none as the barrier between the two is protected by the strongest force in all of comics: Lawyers.Original article below.Ever since we all first saw the post-credits Ferris Bueller parody at the end of the first Deadpool, one question has dominated the Deadpool 2 conversation: Who will play Cable? In the final scene, Mr. Pool told the audience the X-Force leader would feature in the sequel, though they didn’t have an actor yet. All they needed was a big guy with a flat top like, he said, Mel Gibson, Dolph Lundgren or Keira Knightly.Well, the producers have a first choice in mind for the role, and it’s none of those people. (Though Knightly would have been awesome. They should at least ask her for a cameo.) Instead, Deadline reports, they’re considering Oscar nominee Michael Shannon. He certainly fits the part, being a big guy with a flat top. He’s also got some superhero experience, playing Zod in Man of Steel. They’re two different universes, so there’s no reason why he can’t be in both. [Update: As stated above, Josh Brolin has since been cast in the role of Cable.]The sequel has previously cast Atlanta’s Zazie Beetz to play Domino, and will probably kick off the X-Force franchise. It has no announced release date yet, but Deadline mentions there is a mysterious untitled Marvel release on Fox’s schedule for March 2, 2018.Poster for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Photo via Disney/Marvel)In other Marvel movie news, do you like Guardians of the Galaxy? Of course, you do, that movie was fantastic. That’s why Marvel is giving us more of it in the sequel. A lot more of it, as it turns out. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, is still two months away, but we already know how long it’s going to be.A listing for the movie appeared on Event Cinemas with a running time of 137 minutes. That’s two hours and 17 minutes of a homicidal raccoon, a single-phrased sapling, and ’70s music.That makes the sequel a full 15 minutes longer than its predecessor, and the fourth-longest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If you’re curious, the first three are Captain America: Civil War at two hours and 27 minutes, The Avengers at two hours and 23 minutes, and Avengers: Age of Ultron at two hours and 21 minutes. It appears whenever there’s a superhero team-up the story takes a lot longer to tell. Of course, these Marvel movie lengths have nothing on their DC competitors. In particular, the extended edition of Batman v. Superman is over three hours long. That might come as a surprise to some, considering it feels like five.Vin Diesel also announced on his facebook page this afternoon that tickets for the film can be purchased tomorrow! Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be in theaters May 5, 2017.Michael Pena in Ant-Man. (Photo: Screenshot via YouTube/Marvel)Long movies aren’t the only thing Marvel will give us more of. Michael Pena has announced he will return in Ant-Man and The Wasp. The sequel is set to begin filming in June, but casting details are still scarce. All we know for sure is that Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, Michael Douglas and now Pena, will reprise their roles.That’s great news, as Pena was one of Ant-Man‘s most beloved characters. As Scott Lang’s roommate Luis, he brought some great comedic moments to the final film of Marvel’s Phase Two. Despite all the fan love, and Pena being contracted for multiple movies, it wasn’t clear that he would appear in the Ant-Man sequel. According to ComicBook, Pena had not received a call about the film as of three days ago.Now, in an interview with Collider, it appears Marvel finally made the call. “So, I’m doing Extinction next, that’s a Universal movie. And I’m doing Ant-Man part two,” Pena said. At this point, it’s still unclear whether the rest of Luis’s group will return for the sequel.Visit our GotG Gift Guide and get ready for that movie to drop in style!last_img read more

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