Last year we finally saw the classic Marvel character Cable brought to the big screen by Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame actor Josh Brolin in John Wick and Hobbs & Shaw director David Leitch's Deadpool 2. But now with future Deadpool movies in limbo following Disney's acquisition of 20th Century Fox, where does that leave Josh Brolin's take on Cable? Well, Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld hopes that Marvel Studios will launch a solo franchise based on the character much sooner than later.
Not only that but Liefeld says that he has spoken to Brolin on numerous occasions about his passion to go deeper into the complexities of Cable, and hints that Brolin is excited to play the character again and plans to get "even more jacked and swole" for his next outing.
Rob Liefeld took to Instagram recently to share all of these thought and more, specifically writing this.
"Watching Josh Brolin bring Cable to life was an obvious thrill, not just for me but for millions of fans that have followed his debut since New Mutants #87. Cable is the face of two blockbuster franchises at Marvel, his own best selling line over the past 28 years and the record-shattering X-Force. I get asked repeatedly about when we will see Josh as Cable again, and my hope is that Marvel Studios will launch one of their favorite sons, Josh, as well as one of their most popular characters into a solo franchise much sooner than later. As a character Cable has outsold any comic book by Dr. Strange, Ant-Man, Black Widow, The Eternals, even Iron Man.
The character has lined the toy aisles for 28 years, non-stop. The character, as part of the Deadpool universe, made it safely across and into the Disney fold. He's a time traveler to boot, ripe for expanded tales of his rich history. And longtime fans are aware of the unique opportunities that fulfilling the extent of role presents. I've spoken on numerous occasions to Josh about his passion to go deeper into the complexities of CABLE. If there is any doubt about wether he's game to play Cable again, just ask him. Plus, he's told me he's going to get even more "jacked" and swole for his next outing!"
While it might be a hard sell for Marvel and Disney to make space for a solo Cable movie with Josh Brolin, I kind of think they owe it to the actor for his stellar work on the last two massively successful Avengers movies. I'd think that if Brolin wants a solo Cable movie, Disney and Marvel will give the man what he wants. But who knows for sure. Hopefully, they do and, like Liefeld said above, it will be heading our way sooner rather than later. We'll keep you guys up to date so stay tuned.
Meanwhile, we can always look back on Josh Brolin's Cable in the above-mentioned Deadpool 2, and it's recently released PG-13 version Once Upon a Deadpool, both of which are now available on Blu-ray. This story comes to us from Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld over on Instagram.