The Oscar-nominated actor is no stranger to superhero movies; he’s played the voice of Thanos in several Marvel Cinematic Universe films, and is slated to return once more in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, due out next year. Now, The Hollywood Reporter says he is the official pick to play opposite Ryan Reynolds as he reprises his role in Deadpool’s much-anticipated sequel.
Rob Liefeld and Louise Simonson created Cable, describing him to The Hollywood Reporter as “the opposite of Deadpool: a man who is a leader and used to being obeyed, who is very controlled but with an aura of simmering violence.” X-Men fans know him as the son of Cyclops, and a hero in his own right, and now one that will get his own live-action interpretation.
Deadpool 2 will also feature Domino, played by Atlanta star Zazie Beetz. There’s no release date yet, but filming is reported to start in Vancouver this June.
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