Hold on to your butts folks!!
According to a new report from THR, beloved and acclaimed actor Michael Shannon is now the front runner among several others to play the legendary X-Men character Nathan Summers aka Cable in director David Leitch's Deadpool 2 alongside star Ryan Reynolds.
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Shannon has recently emerged as 20th Century Fox and director David Leitch's number one choice to play the highly coveted role. Previous rumors have suggested that Pierce Brosnan, Kyle Chandler, and even Stranger Things' David Harbour in the lead roles.
Just a couple of weeks ago it was revealed that Atlanta breakout Zazie Beetz had been cast as the super-powered merc named Domino.
If Shannon does land the role, the guy who usually has a slender but tall frame will have to bulk up tremendously for the role, as traditionally, Cable is usually a huge imposing figure to other X-Men characters. Co-created by Rob Liefeld and Louis Simonson, Cable is described as as in many ways being the opposite of Deadpool: a man who is a leader and used to being obeyed, who is very controlled but with an aura of simmering violence.
Deadpool 2 does not currently have an official release date.
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