Well, it’s been a long road, but we’ve finally reached our destination. We finally have our Cable.

Recently it was reported that Michael Shannon was the front-runner for the time-traveling stick-in-the-mud in the upcoming Deadpool sequel. Well, I regret to inform you that things didn’t work out. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the big purple man himself Josh Brolin will take up the signature… shit, what’s Cable known for again? His guns? His pouches? His sparkly eye? Whatever, Brolin is playing Cable. Deal with it.

While certainly not a bad choice by any means, Fox can’t just throw out a name like Michael Shannon and expect the internet to forget about it. Alas, we’ve gotta work with what we’ve got.

Brolin is a solid choice. He’s definitely a talented dude. He can pull off the intimidating bad ass vibe that Cable’s got going for him, as well as the dry humor needed for a Deadpool movie (see Men in Black 3 and Hail, Caesar! for examples Brolin’s comedic chops). Perhaps most importantly, I can see Brolin having fantastic chemistry with Ryan Reynolds. Even if he is already Thanos in the MCU.

Though just how unfair is it that Brolin gets to be in TWO different (good) Marvel universes? Heck, some people aren’t even in one! Including Michael Shannon!

Nevertheless, we’ve finally got our Cable, our director, and our Domino. Looks like Deadpool 2 is all set and ready to go. As always, we’ll keep you updated on any more developments on this thing.

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