REALITY CHECK: Marvel Confirms Josh Brolin’s Contract Doesn’t Conflict With Cable Role
It was recently announced that 20th Century Fox and X-Men producers had cast Josh Brolin as Nathan Summers aka Cable in a four-picture deal that includes Deadpool 2, Deadpool 3, X-Force, and an untitled fourth X-Men project.
Of course, sites smelling a snappy headline pushed the fabricated theory that this would mean that Josh Brolin would have to be recast as Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. Even though he started shooting his scenes last fall before Soldado started production and nothing suggested he was leaving.
The Avengers sequel which has been deep into production since January.
Well, Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige has come to our aid to debunk this ridiculous idea while speaking with The Hollywood Reporter. As he states nothing prevents Josh from playing two Marvel roles, comparing the situation to Harrison Ford playing both Han Solo and Indiana Jones.
“We don’t have anything written into our contracts about other roles that people can do. Indiana Jones and Han Solo are the same person [and] it hasn’t been a problem. And I think Thanos and Cable are two very different characters.”
I’m sure there will still be naysayers, but this as official as it gets until we get some footage of Brolin in Infinity War that could be possibly released at D23.
Josh begins filming his Deadpool 2 scenes this June in Vancouver.