Cable's Casting for DEADPOOL 2 Will Be Announced Soon and More Obscure Characters Are Joining the Party
Director David Leitch is getting ready to start shooting Deadpool 2 this summer. There's still a good amount of prep work that needs to be done, but one big thing that needs to happen before production starts is they need to cast Cable! According to writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, that casting is going to be announced soon. When talking to ComicBook.com, they said:
“An announcement will be coming very soon. We’re gonna go into production in the next couple of months and cast announcements will be coming fast and furious.”
Reese went on to talk about their hunt for the right actor to take on the character and explain what they are looking for, saying:
"I think intimidating, scary, a great foil opposite the lunacy. 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 went on to explain that they need to cast somebody "who can carry a franchise moving forward." As you know, Cable has a huge role to play in X-Force as well, and that's another film that Fox is moving forward with. Wernick said:
"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."
One of the most recent names we've heard that was up for the role of Cable was Stranger Things actor David Harbour. Fans seem to like the idea of him taking on the role, but we'll just have to wait and see who they ultimate end up casting. Atlanta star Zazie Beetz was just cast in the role of Domino, and it seems like these characters will be joined by some more obscure mutant characters.
In a separate interview with LRM, Reese and Wernick revealed that they have included a new villain and some allies for Deadpool to play with in the sequel. They explained:
“Yeah, Cable and Domino grabbed the headlines on Deadpool. But there are definitely some more obscure characters that people know or that real diehards know that will be in there just by virtue of we need a new villain, and we need some new good guys to complement [Deadpool], but it is growing. Of course, it will be all about the lunacy that is Deadpool himself.”
They don't say who these characters are, but it will be interesting to see what other mutant characters they've brought into this next chapter of Deadpool's movie life.
Who are some other obscure mutant characters that you'd like to see in Deadpool 2?