2016 was an eventful year for comic book movies, with an array of successes, disappointments, and downright disasters. ‘Deadpool’ was one 2016’s success stories. While the first film’s writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were talking to Comicbook.com about their new sci-fi-horror ‘Life’, the pair commented on how ‘Deadpool 2’ would be cast imminently.
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Ever since then rumours surrounding who might actually portray the hugely powerful, time-traveling mutant, who also happens to be the son of Cyclops and Jean Grey’s clone Madelyne Pryor, have started to circulate. During the Meet The Movie Press web series, via Comic Book.com, Mashable’s Jeff Sneider admitted as much, but at the same time he insisted that it needed to be taken with a huge grain of salt. “There’s been a name floating around for Cable for months,” Sneider remarked.
Stephen Lang and Dolph Lundgren have already made it known they’re keen on playing Cable in the ‘Deadpool’ sequel; now, another older Hollywood heavyweight has thrown his hat into the ring.
After its tremendous run at the box office, ‘Deadpool’s’ director Tim Miller has spoken out about the follow-up and how to incorporate Cable. “You tell a story that’s organic to the character. ‘Deadpool's’ world doesn’t mean you have to go bigger. Anyone who has seen ‘Deadpool’ will be aware that, yes, it uses a fair bit of CGI but doesn’t opt for big expensive set pieces the likes of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ or ‘Man of Steel’ do.