Stephen Lang Is Gunning For Cable In The Next Deadpool Movie


Spoiler warning! If you've been following Deadpool news or stuck around for the after-credits scene, you know that Cable will appear in the sequel. Now we wait on baited breath to find who will play the powerful mutant with a messiah complex.

When you ask, "Who should play Cable?" some people might say Liam Neeson or Jon Hamm, but more often than not they say... Stephen Lang. The silver fox, best known for his roles in Avatar and Terra Nova, is a dead ringer for the X-Force founder.

Fans clearly want Lang to get the role, but is the feeling mutual? You bet it is!

"Let's lay some CABLE. You know I want it," Lang tweeted. "This is pre-training. Thanks for spreading the word. #Deadpool" Check out the photo below that accompanied his tweet.


If you're not familiar with the character or you need a refresher, this is the perfect time to check out our new article "Deadpool Movie: Who Is Cable?"

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Deadpool hits theaters on Feb. 12, 2016.

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  1. My concern is one of age. Lang is 63 now, and Cable is going to be a VERY physical role, so that doesn't leave him many years to play the character. Even Jackman recognizes time is catching up to him as one of the reasons he's bowing out as Wolverine.

  2. Let that man decide if his age is gonna be a problem. He looks in good shape to me.

  3. Not everyone ages the same. Jackman's also wanted out of the role for a long time. Lang is pushing for the role of Cable. Look at the people who WANTED the role and got it and how they did.Affleck as Batman? Looks awesome and that he got it right.Reynolds as Deadpool? Amazing.RDJ as Ironman? No one better suited.Just a couple of examples, though the MCU is filled with fans who got the roles they longed for. If Lang wants the role as a fan, then you KNOW he will give it his all.

    • CB123541
    • 265 Posts in 11 Months

    Let this casting be decided on his passion for portraying the role , not his age or physical fitness (which seems great to me).And since he seems genuinely passionate-get it done!!!

    • RikenRock
    • 110 Posts in 11 Months

    This is Old Man time, We don't need age, we need EXPERIENCE, he have the resemblance, he have the experience, he turns out have the body, let the man chase his dream! like the old quote said, "Try your best, and let the Green Screen do the rest"

    althought, I think Dolph Lundgren have the best resemblance.....

    but still, go catch your dream mr Lang!

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