DEADPOOL Writers Will "Gloss Over" Cable's History Rather Than Try To Explain It
When it comes to origin stories in comics, Cable's is way more complicated than most. For that reason, Collider reports the Deadpool writers are going to just capture the character "at his core." Writer Paul Wernick explained:
"So with Cable, he’s got such a convoluted past, and such a convoluted origin story that I think we’re going to try to leave that, not mysterious, but there are a lot of twists and turns, cloning and all this stuff where you go, “Oh my God. How do we get that across in a two hour movie?” I think we’re going to distill him down to his essence. It will be authentic and faithful, but it’s not going to include the 18,000 details if you were going to read a Wikipedia page about Cable you’d roll your eyes."
There's also a lot about Cable's origin that comes in conflict with the canon of the Marvel X-Men universe. For starters, he's the future son of Scott Summers (Cyclops) and a clone of Jean Grey. Things don't get simpler from there, and if you really wanted to you could make an entire film just about his beginning and never really see any action! So while I typically think it's best to portray the character as accurate to their original character in the comics, I think we can agree that it's better left vague with Cable.
Perhaps the most interesting news from this interview is that there is still no solid lead on who will play the X-Man. Wernick stated as much when he said:
"It’s intimidating because we have to find his voice, and we don’t have an actor yet so we don’t know who we’re writing for. Most screenwriting happens without cast in place, but sequels it’s a little bit different and it’s likely that part will get cast, and we’ll get to continue writing it and honing it for that actor, which I think is a good thing. There’s been so many diverse people that have been brought up as possibilities for Cable, and who have not been brought up but we’re considering. And that, much like with Ryan [Reynolds], that decision will greatly impact his cadences, his rhythms. And we’ll certainly make him like he is in the comics, and we’ll certainly be faithful, but I do think that voice will inform us quite a bit."
I'm still pulling for Jon Hamm even though I know it won't happen. I wish they would just pick someone already! They don't have much time if they're planning on wrapping this film before the end of 2017. Who are you hoping gets the role? Do you agree with the writers' decision to leave Cable's origin out of the story?