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Brad Pitt Rumored For Cable In Deadpool 2

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Wed, 03/22/2017 - 16:22

It recently became known that Michael Shannon is the frontrunner to play Cable in Deadpool 2, but it was noted other actors are on the list.

Could one of those actors be Brad Pitt?

While not the greatest of sources as of late, film blogger Jeff Sneider let loose an interesting tweet mentioning: "Will be interesting to see if Brad Pitt plays Cable."

Brad Pitt as Cable would definitely be an interesting choice. Pitt is now 53-years-old and would be able to bring the action that's required of the role. Perhaps bulking up a bit, and with the right make-up and effects, Brad Pitt might not be a bad choice to play the time travelling mutant. He does bring star power, and I think Brad Pitt is a decent actor. 

Update: Possible Brad Pitt as Cable concept art surfaces.

Brad Pitt is attached to World War Z 2, but the script is still getting worked out, so his schedule looks pretty much open. 

Deadpool 2 is being directed by David Leitch starring Ryan Reynolds back as the titular character and Zazie Beetz as Domino. 

Deadpool 2 writer Rhett Reese recently described 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."