DEADPOOL Creator Wants Jon Hamm to Play Cable
Last year, director Tim Miller said that if he gets to make a sequel to Deadpool he would want to include fan-favorite character Cable in it. He said at the time:
"We kind of wanted a straight-man to play against Colossus. We thought about Cannonball, but he would’ve been a stupid hick character, whereas the guys wrote Negasonic as this deadpan goth teen, which was a great angle. She turned out really well. There aren’t really many definitive Deadpool villains, apart from Cable. If we don’t put Cable in Deadpool 2, I think we’ll be run out of town on a rail."
I think it’s pretty much guaranteed we’ll see Cable in a Deadpool sequel, if the sequel happens! The big question is… who will play the character? If Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld has anything to say about it, he’d want to cast Mad Men star Jon Hamm in the part, and after seeing the fan photoshop image he posted, I couldn’t agree with him more! Here’s the tweet he sent out!
Hamm recently took home the Best Actor Award in a TV drama at the Golden Globes this past weekend. Cable is a great character, and it would be great to see Hamm talk on the challenge of playing him. I think he would completely nail it.
I think Hamm and Ryan Reynolds would work really well together. On top of that, there’s a New Mutants movie currently in development that Cable could easily be a part of as he was a mentor to the young heroes in the team’s early years.
I hope Miller and 20th Century Fox read the internet because this is a casting opportunity they shouldn’t pass up on. Do you Think Hamm would make a solid Cable?