After a months-long search, Deadpool 2 finally found its Cable in the form of Avengers: Infinity War star Josh Brolin. Of course, with the film still not even in front of cameras yet, it’s going to be a very long time before we get any sort of official reveal of the actor suited up as the fan-favourite mutant, but in the meantime, there’s plenty of awesome fan-art doing the rounds.
However, one piece in particular may top everything we’ve seen thus far. Deadpool and Cable co-creator Rob Liefeld has shared his own interpretation of what Brolin might look like in the role, and if this drawing is anything to go by, it’s fair to say that the actor really suits the character – visually speaking, at least.
It’s thought that following his introduction in Deadpool 2, Cable will take on an even larger role in Fox’s X-Men Universe. That includes a part in both Deadpool 3 and X-Force, not to mention a possible appearance in one of the main X-Men movies. After all, Cable is the son of Scott Summers and Jean Grey, so having him show up there would make perfect sense. Regardless of where he winds up though, introducing him into this cinematic universe is a big step for the studio and you can bet that we’ll be seeing a lot more of Brolin moving forward.
Circling back to this design, and it’s hard not to wonder if Liefeld is basing it off something he’s seen from the movie or simply just his own interpretation of how the character should look. If Brolin winds up looking something close to this though, it’s hard to imagine too many people being unhappy with his casting in Deadpool 2.