DEADPOOL Director Tim Miller Explains How Cable Will Be Utilized in DEADPOOL 2
With Cable ready to rock ’n roll in the upcoming Deadpool sequel, there’s a 100% chance that the next installment of Deadpool’s story will be even better than the first. These two characters just belong together, and the thought of seeing them embark on a balls to the wall action-packed adventure is exciting.
In a recent interview with IGN, director Tim Miller and screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick talked about Cable, how they plan on bringing him to life on the big screen, and what they are looking for in casting the role. Miller said:
“There’s a lot about Cable’s history that I like because he’s so intertwined with the world of the X-Men. Why he was put together with Deadpool – other than that he was in a comic that wasn’t selling well and Deadpool was in a comic that wasn’t selling well so they put them together – it’s the same reason we had Colossus; he’s a straight man. And I think Deadpool needs a straight man. Cable is the ultimate, archetypal, silent, strong and cynical warrior, which Deadpool is not.”
Both Deadpool and Cable are characters that work better when they are interacting with other characters, especially when those other characters are each other. Talking about the kind of actor they need to bring in to play Cable, Reese said:
“Strength, gravitas, a purposefulness that Deadpool doesn’t have. Deadpool’s kind of got ADD, and we think of Cable as someone who locks onto something and is going to get that thing solved no matter what.”
Wernick added that whoever plays the character needs to be “physically imposing.” I’m really curious to see who ends up in the role. We’ve heard names such as Stephen Lang and Jon Hamm thrown around, but I doubt either one of them will get the part. When I hear the term “physically imposing” it makes me think of the physique of someone like Dwayne Johnson. I’m not saying he should play the character, I’m just saying he’s a physically imposing kind of guy.
Who would you like to see take on the role, and what do you think about what Miller said about how he plans to use Cable into the sequel?