It seems that since the very day Deadpool hit theaters rumors have been circulating about who would play Cable in the sequel. From big names like Russell Crowe to relative unknowns like Stranger Things' David Harbour, and superhero stalwarts like Michael Shannon, it seems like there's a new name tossed into the mix every day or so.
Speaking to Deadpool's writer Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick at a press event for their upcoming film Life, which reunites them with Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds, ComicBook.com learned that the list of actors in the running for Cable may be shorter than we'd been led to believe.
"It's a short, short list," Reese said.
"An announcement will be coming very soon," Wernick added. "We're gonna go into production in the next couple of months and cast announcements will be coming fast and furious."
It looks like it won't be too long until fans find out who the time-travelling mutant will be played by. He'll be joining Zazie Beetz as Domino, another newcomer to Deadpool and the X-Men Movies universe.
For those not familiar with Cable, he is, in the Marvel Universe, the son of Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor, a clone of Jean Grey. He was infected with a powerful, techno-organic virus and so he as sent into the future where there was a way to treat it. He returned a grizzled, hardened mutant soldier.
Cable and Deadpool co-headline a 50-issue comic book series and are considered one of the great duos of the Marvel Universe.
Deadpool 2 is the fourth most anticipated upcoming comic book movie among ComicBook.com readers, with a 4.23 out of 5 ComicBook User Anticipation Rating, it is safe to say that fans are waiting anxiously for these reveals. Let us know how you're looking forward to Deadpool 2 by giving it an anticipation rating below.
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 stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Leslie Uggams, Brianna Hildebrand, and Stefan Kapičić.
The Deadpool movie's sequel is currently in pre-production. Reynolds will return with writer Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. David Leitch will direct. The film will introduce Deadpool's time-traveling mutant partner, Cable, as well as X-Force member Domino. Members of the original film's supporting cast are also expected to return.