Cable In Deadpool 2: Intimidating, Scary & Big
Names thrown out there include David Harbour, Russell Crowe, Pierce Brosnan, Kyle Chandler, Ron Perlman, Liam Neeson, Kevin Nash and even Dolph Lundgren. Stephen Lang recently eliminated himself from the list of contenders.
Now it's learned an announcement about Cable and additonal casting for Deadpool 2 will be coming soon as writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick fill in Comic Book.com filming kicks off this Summer.
"An announcement will be coming very soon," Wernick said. "We're gonna go into production in the next couple of months and cast announcements will be coming fast and furious."
Reese revealed what they are looking for from Cable.
"I think intimidating, scary, a great foil opposite the lunacy," Reese teased. "Someone with a great deadpan thing where they can react to someone who's being crazy. Someone who also has a spark of a sense of humor. This person has to be funny because they're buddying up with Ryan [Reynolds] and Deadpool so they just themselves to be funny but in a more serious way, if that makes sense. Physically imposing and able to emote. There's real drama and real stakes. It's a tough one."
Wernick also noted they will need an actor playing Cable "who can carry a franchise moving forward."
"They've got X-Force coming up," Wernick said. "Cable is head of the X-Force so it's someone who can also command a movie franchise. It's a tall task and we have been on the hunt for a very long time. I think once it's announced, as we get closer, people are gonna go crazy for it."
Deadpool 2 is being directed by David Leitch starring Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool and Zazie Beetz as Domino.