STRANGER THINGS Star David Harbour in the Running for Cable in DEADPOOL 2
Hey gang! I've got some pretty radical Deadpool 2 news for you. According to The Wrap, Stranger Things star David Harbour is in the running to play Cable! Talk about inspired possible casting! Harbour plays Chief Jim Hopper in Stranger Things, and according to the report, he's already done a screen test with Ryan Reynolds for the mutant character.
I never thought of Harbour in the role until now and it just seems like it needs to happen. He hasn't received any kind of offer yet and I'm sure the studio is looking at several other actors as well, but it definitely seems like he would be a solid fit. He definitely has the physical statue and look for the role. On top of that, he's a great actor.
In a separate report from Collider, they say that Michael Shannon was actually in the mix to play Cable at one point, but that's no longer the case because of some scheduling issues. No other names are mentioned but there have been a lot of rumors and speculation as to who it could be ranging from Jon Hamm to Russell Crowe.
John Wick director David Leitch is set to direct Deadpool 2 from a story and script being developed by Ryan Reynolds, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and Drew Goddard. Deadpool 2 will help set the stage for an X-Force movie that will be written and possibly directed by Joe Carnahan.
I'd love to see Harbour in the role of Cable. I think he'd make a better fit than Russell Crowe, but what do you all think?