At the end of "Deadpool", the character famous for breaking the fourth wall spoke to the audience a la Ferris Bueller, and told everybody that there would be a sequel and it was set to include another famous Marvel Comics mutant, Cable. Casting rumors started immediately, as Deadpool himself threw a few names into the hat, and more emerged as every fan had their opinion on who should finally bring the larger than life mutant to the screen. Finally, the studio has their man.

Josh Brolin is Cable

Despite many suspecting in the last few weeks that Michael Shannon may be up for the role, or that Brad Pitt was at one time a favorite, it has finally been announced that Josh Brolin has the role.

Brolin, also set to star as mega villain Thanos in "Avengers: Infinity War" next year for Marvel will simultaneously play Cable in "Deadpool 2". While these films have no crossover between them except both being Marvel Comics properties, this is enough to create a lot of reaction from fans online over whether or not "Deadpool 2" will mock Brolin's other Marvel role.

While Brolin has already played Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is set to do so again next year, he will also be starring in 20th Century Fox's "Deadpool 2" alongside Ryan Reynolds and Zazie Beetz. Fox and Disney have long been seemingly at odds over the Marvel properties each other holds, and actors are not often known to cross between the two, despite the supposed feud likely being fan-made more than anything.

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Who is Cable?

Cable's real name is Nathan Summers, and he is the son of Scott Summers (Cyclops) and a clone of Jean Grey. He was sent to the future after being born, and grew up there before returning to the present to try and save the future. He often teamed up with Deadpool in various comics, and is well known for leading the team X-Force, which is usually depicted as a more brutal and hard hitting mutant team than the X-Men.

Cable's involvement in "Deadpool 2" definitely opens up the possibility of time travel being introduced, which it already has been in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" in the same cinematic universe. Many fans are hoping that this is the case, because Deadpool is well-known for openly mocking whatever situation he is in and breaking the fourth wall to talk to the audience about it, and time travel is obviously a fascinating situation to insert such a character into.

"Deadpool 2" already promises a viral marketing campaign as unusual and successful as the first installment, with the first teaser trailer for the film already garnering over twenty million views in a month without openly mentioning anything to do with the film, it was merely a skit full of Deadpool's unique sense of humor and some fun easter eggs.

"Deadpool 2" is set for a 2018 release date, and will star Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Brianna Hildebrand and Zazie Beetz.