The Deadpool sequel is on the horizon and the first one was a big hit with audiences earlier this year. At the end of the credits, the Merc with the Mouth popped out Ferris Bueller-style to announce that Cable will be in the movie sequel. They “just need a big guy with a flat top.”
Now sources mentioned, via East Coast Movie Guys, that Bloodline’s Kyle Chandler is being eyed for the role. It hasn’t been confirmed, so as of now, it’s still a rumor. The scoop was discovered via Popcorn Talk’s YouTube channel.
For those who aren’t familiar with the Cable character, he’s a future X-Man whose real name is Nathan Summers. He’s the son of Scott Summers/Cyclops. He had teamed up with Deadpool in their own special run of comics by creator Rob Liefeld.
The Deadpool 2 movie should be interesting should the mercenary and Cable come face to face. This could bode well if this movie winds up being a humorous buddy flick in the vein of the original. The breaking of the fourth wall is what gives Deadpool his charm both in the comics and on the big screen.
Speaking of which, producer Simon Kinberg is working hard with director Tim Miller on the sequel. Kinberg gave an instance of the brand of humor that will be used in the movie. Humorous references to superhero sequels are said to be mentioned, according to Slash Film.
“I think Deadpool 2 will comment on anything that’s happening in movies today especially in superhero movies. The sort of glut or saturation of these movies and the proliferation of sequels is definitely something we’ll play around with.”
Could you imagine the wisecracks that Deadpool will make if he pokes fun at his own sequel?
Actors have been lobbying to take on the futuristic X-Men character. Avatar actor Stephen Lang posted a Twitter picture of himself flexing a bicep and dropping the Deadpool and Cable names. This raised a rumor ruckus online, but Slash Film said Lang would be focused on the Avatar movie projects.
That said, Kinberg was asked who would play Cable.
“I’ve seen rumors from about everybody from Arnold Schwarzenegger to I can’t even remember. We haven’t cast him is the truth.”
Fans seem to be pretty adamant that Stephen Lang would be quite comic accurate, considering he played the gruff, bearded role of Col. Miles Quaritch in James Cameron’s Avatar, and according to Movie News Guide, “He has a serious mean look that Stephen Lang can carry.”
Deadpool 2 director Tim Miller spoke with Collider regarding the movie casting of Cable and he said he wasn’t giving it much thought. He did say it would depend on how the character would be portrayed which would then impact whatever celebrity they choose.
“The casting, because you can play Cable a couple of different ways, you know? You can play him as the humorless super soldier from the future who’s grim and never smiles or you can play him as sort of the messiah who wants to save man kind. That’s kind of a different tone and I think that would affect who I might cast.”
Dolph Lundgren got a good look at Cable and figured he’d be a cross between his Expendables and Rocky IV characters. The Nerdist featured him in an interview and the Ivan Drago actor gave his take.
Deadpool 2 is scheduled to be released on January 12, 2018, and though there’s currently no story line announced, Cinema Blend thinks that it could go in many directions. Fans had been cheering for it all leading up to an X-Force movie team-up.
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