After endless speculation and false alarms based on concept art, a real Cable has been cast in Deadpool 2…and it’s Thanos.
THR is reporting that Josh Brolin has been cast as Nathan Summers in the Deadpool sequel, and his deal is for four movies. This is sort of a reverse Chris Evans situation who was Johnny Storm in Fox’s good Fantastic Four movies and then became Marvel’s Cap. Brolin is Marvel’s Thanos and is now Fox’s Cable.
As Thanos is a CGI character and looks more like Thanos than Josh Brolin, this probably isn’t as big a deal as some people are making it out to be. The big deal is the four movies thing, which would obviously include X-Force but possibly even a solo Cable movie.