A few days ago we passed along word that Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld hopes Marvel Studios will get their act together and launch a solo franchise based on Deadpool 2 actor Josh Brolin's take on the classic character, Cable, sooner rather than later. And today we have words from Brolin himself on the matter. The Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame villain recently appeared at the ACE Comic Con Seattle and was asked about a standalone Cable movie. He jokes.
"Wait, Disney bought Fox?!"
Josh Brolin then puts on his serious shoulder pads and adds this.
"I don't know what's going to happen. I'm actually, I've been calling them, like, 'What's the deal with Cable, man?' Seriously, 100 percent serious. They're figuring it out. It's a big world now, it just got much, much bigger. So who knows."
While no one exactly asked me for my two cents on the matter, I think Marvel will make sure to work Cable into something soon. Sure it might be a while before we see a standalone Cable movie starring Josh Brolin, but I can't imagine, Marvel is just going to let a considerable star like Brolin, and a much-beloved character like Cable sit on the sidelines for too long. Especially considering that Brolin's Cable was one of the best things about John Wick and Atomic Blonde director David Leitch's Deadpool 2.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. But who really cares about Brolin returning as Cable in the MCU, or even Josh Brolin returning as Thanos in the MCU for that matter, right? What we all really want to know is when does Brolin plan to return to his role as Brandon "Brand" Walsh in a sequel to Superman and The Omen director Richard Donner's The Goonies? Now, I'm the one who's kidding. But, not really.
Anyhow, whatever happens with a standalone Cable movie at least we can all rest assure that Brolin will not be out of work for the time being. In fact, the Thanos actor has Arrival and Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve's massive take on Frank Herbert's Dune coming soon. Brolin is all set to play Gurney Halleck in this new adaptation, a role that was played initially by Star Trek: The Next Generation's Patrick Stewart in Blue Velvet and Lost Highway director David Lynch's 1984 film.
Timothée Chalamet will join Brolin in this new Dune movie as Paul Atreides, along with Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica, Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto Atreides, Stellan Skarsgård as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, Dave Bautista as Glossu Rabban, and Zendaya as Chani. David Dastmalchian joins them as Piter De Vries, along with Charlotte Rampling as Gaius Helen Mohiam, Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho, Javier Bardem as Stilgar, and Chang Chen as Dr. Wellington Yueh. Villeneuve will direct Dune from a screenplay he adapted along with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts based on the classic sci-fi novel by Frank Herbert. Villeneuve also produces this new take on the book along with Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, and Joe Caracciolo, Jr. Warner Bros. Pictures will be unleashing Dune into a theater near you on November 20, 2020. This story comes to us via Comicbook.com.