Michael Shannon is the frontrunner to play Cable in Deadpool 2


Logan had a lot going for it. In addition to the pathos of an aged Wolverine, the film featured a surprise promo for Deadpool 2. Now, Deadpool 2 isn’t in production yet, but Fox likes money and they want to make more of it because people liked Deadpool and want to give Deadpool more money. (Deadpool earned $783 million worldwide.)

Casting is underway for the film, with Zazie Beetz of Atlanta signed to play Domino. Ryan Reynolds and his merry band really want Michael Shannon to play Cable in the film. Shannon is a brooding and brilliant actor, while Cable is everything meatheaded about comics in the 1990s. It’s a weird match, but dude played Zod. If being in superhero movies means he can still make really challenging indie movies in between, he’s got my vote. Deadpool 2 will probably be better than Man of Steel anyways.

Heat Vision also reports that David Harbour of Stranger Things is also in the running, but since he is not Michael Shannon, he has a severe disadvantage.

Would you want Michael Shannon as Cable? Who would you cast if you could? Let us know in the comments.

[via Heat Vision/THR]

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