By Matt O.
In a recent interview with IGN, returning Deadpool director Tim Miller along with writers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick spoke about Cable being in the sequel and what they are looking for in the casting of the character.
“There’s a lot about Cable’s history that I like because he’s so intertwined with the world of the X-Men. Why he was put together with Deadpool – other than that he was in a comic that wasn’t selling well and Deadpool was in a comic that wasn’t selling well so they put them together – it’s the same reason we had Colossus; he’s a straight man. And I think Deadpool needs a straight man. Cable is the ultimate, archetypal, silent, strong and cynical warrior, which Deadpool is not.”
Rhett Reese went on to describe what they are looking for in potential actors.
“Strength, gravitas, a purposefulness that Deadpool doesn’t have. Deadpool’s kind of got ADD, and we think of Cable as someone who locks onto something and is going to get that thing solved no matter what.”
His writing partner, Paul Wernick went on to say they want Cable to be “physically imposing”.
Deadpool 2 is set to hit theaters Fall 2017 or Spring 2018.