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Friday, March 24, 2017

Who will be Cable for Deadpool 2?

Ever since the first "Deadpool" movie teased about the inclusion of the character Cable for the sequel, there had been a lot of buzz on who could be the perfect actor to play the character. There had been many choices that have surfaced since.

Back at the beginning of March, there had been reports that the Oscar-nominated force of nature known as Michael Shannon had been in consideration for the role of Cable in 20th Century Fox’s "Deadpool" sequel, but that scheduling conflicts would be taking him out of the running. That left "Stranger Things" stand-out David Harbour as the frontrunner for the role. Now, the trades seem to be backing up the assertion that Shannon is/was in the mix, though few details beyond that are available.

THR says that Shannon is now the studio’s first choice, followed by Harbour; they also mention that the rumored interest Kyle Chandler was never a serious consideration. With "Deadpool 2" scheduled to shoot this summer in Vancouver, his commitment to writer-director Elizabeth Chomko‘s indie drama "What They Had" could complicate things since it shoots this spring. And speaking of scheduling, whoever signs on to play Cable will undoubtedly be contracted to appear as the character in the planned "X-Force" film, at the very least.

Brad Pitt was also eyed to take on the role and there was interest on both sides. As of right now he’s moved on, but since this role is very much in flux there’s the possibility that things could change. The actor may soon have his hands full producing and starring in World War Z 2 if that gets a greenlight from Paramount, but this would have been a massive casting coup for the superhero follow-up.

For me, the best and only choice should be Stephen Lang. You remember that big buff scary old villain in Avatar? Yes, that's him. I think he would be perfect as Cable. We last saw him in the film "Dont Breathe" as the scary blind guy that the annoying main characters are trying to steal from. Plus, the way he acts all intimidating and all deadly would be an amazing contrast with Ryan Reynolds' hilarious performance as Deadpool.

"Deadpool 2" will star Ryan Reynolds returning as the title character, this time for director David Leitch (co-director of John Wick). Domino will be played by Zazie Beetz. The possible release date is eyed for February 2018. [

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