Josh Brolin is set to appear as two major comic book characters within the next month. He’ll debut Marvel’s Mad Titan in next week’s Avengers: Infinity War, which is followed by his showing as the time-traveling mutant Cable in the Deadpool sequel. For Thanos, it’s just a matter of when, not if. But when it comes to Cable, it’s the other way around, and according to Brolin himself, it’s not for at least a while.
It’s no surprise that we’d be seeing Cable in the future, but Empire recently sat down with Brolin, where he quietly revealed how many films we’ll be seeing him as the character:
“We think about it in four movie terms. We tried to think of Cable as a full arc, not just in this movie, but in the trajectory of four films. That made it a lot more fun for me.”
This is pretty interesting considering that following these comments, Brolin added that he’s not much of a fan of franchises, saying:
“I don’t like the idea of a franchise, personally,” Brolin said. “That’s what makes the Thanos thing really great. It’s a finite thing, and I like that.”
With the Cable comments first, it makes complete sense that he would be signed on for more than just one or two movies. With X-Force being the next big plan for these characters, it makes sense. Sadly, we don’t know if that’ll actually happen. The highly reported and talked about Disney-Fox deal is inching closer everyday and if it does in fact go through, who knows if it’ll all be scrapped for MCU plans or if the MCU will just blend that specific universe into everything else. Your guess is as good as mine at this point.
When it comes to Thanos, these are pretty interesting words. Now, because Thanos is a big bad, it’s obvious that Thanos will either be put down or pushed away at the end of Avengers 4. The Avengers will win, it just depends at what cost. But when Brolin says “finite,” he makes it seems like he’s basically one-and-done with the character, which could very well happen. Now, comic book characters come back to life everyday, especially one as important to Thanos. But if Brolin does in fact continue on as Cable and it does eventually become part of the MCU, his portrayal of Thanos could very well already be over.
What do you think of Brolin’s comments? Are you looking forward to seeing him as Cable? Do you want to see him play him for multiple movies? What about his Thanos comments? Do you want to see more Thanos down the road or see him fully defeated at the end of Avengers 4? Deadpool 2 is slated for May 18th and Avengers 4 hits theaters next week on April 27th.