The line is long in Hollywood for those being considered for the role of Cable, Deadpool’s trusted buddy in Deadpool 2—and it looks like Stranger Things‘ Chief Hopper is at the front of the line.
Deadpool 2 has made quite a noise this week as the very first teaser to the much-anticipated sequel sneaked a spot beforeLogan in cinemas. If you haven’t seen the Deadpool 2 trailer, do so below; it’s quite a laugh, as expected (with the special appearance of Ryan Reynolds’ behind).
While we could only speculate so much from that Deadpool 2 trailer, what we know at this point is that Deadpool’s trusted buddy, Cable, will finally make an appearance in the sequel.
Apart from the spoken reference to Cable in the post-credits scene of Deadpool, writer Paul Wernick tells Deadline via phone interview that including Cable has always been in the plans.
“It’s a world that’s so rich and we always thought Cable should be in the sequel. There was always debate whether to put him in the original, and it felt like we needed to set up Deadpool and create his world first, and then bring those characters into his world in the next one.”
If you’re not familiar with the world of Deadpool, Cable is another Marvel creation that has shared many appearances with Deadpool.
Nathan Summers, aka Cable, is the son of X-Men regular Cyclops (Scott Summers) and Madelyne Pryor (Jean Grey’s clone). Cable has his fair share of time travel, telepathy, telekinesis, and technopathy abilities. He has made quite a name for himself when he was paired with Deadpool in an ongoing comic series titled Cable & Deadpool, which published from 2004 to 2008.
In fact, the tandem and chemistry of Cable and Deadpool was so successful that Board 4 All wrote they were ranked #7 on Marvel.com’s list of “The 10 Greatest Buddy Teams” of all time.