Possible Concept Art From Deadpool 2 Shows Domino; Pitt as Cable
ComicBook has come across found art -- which is believed to be concept art -- of the forthcoming Deadpool 2 movie.
Found on reddit, the eight images show Brad Pitt as Cable as well as images of Deadpool, Juggernaut, and Domino, among others.
***UPDATE - Images removed at the request of FOX***
ComicBook reached out to 20th Century Fox as well as members involved with the production in an attempt to verify the authenticity of the photos of which neither could confirm nor deny that the images were real. The marking of "Love Machine" -- the working title of the film -- as well as the "Visual Treatment" and numbering of the images could prove to be more than simply fan art posing as concept art.
Pitt, who according to multiple sources has screen-tested with Zazie Beetz and Ryan Reynolds (who play Domino and Deadpool in the film, respectively), was revealed as a candidate for the role and is said to be competing for the role against Man of Steel star Michael Shannon.
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As for the actual casting announcement, it could be made at any time, according to those involved with the film.
"An announcement will be coming very soon," Deadpool writer Paul Wernick recently told ComicBook.com regarding Cable's casting. "We're gonna go into production in the next couple of months and cast announcements will be coming fast and furious."
While the writers were unable to disclose any of the stars in contention for the role, they did share the details of traits which will determine the selection.
"I think intimidating, scary, a great foil opposite the lunacy," writer Rhett Reese said. "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."
Wernick was quick to point out that 20th Century Fox will need somebody "who can carry a franchise moving forward." Something Pitt is certainly capable of. "They've got X-Force coming up. Cable is head of the X-Force so it's someone who can also command a movie franchise. It's a tall task and we have been on the hunt for a very long time. I think once it's announced, as we get closer, people are gonna go crazy for it."
Deadpool 2 is currently ranked fourth in ComicBook.com Anticipation Rankings among all scheduled comic book movies. Fans have awarded the upcoming film a 4.23/5 rating.
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