Has the villain for the “Deadpool” sequel been cast?

According to Screen Rants, producers have yet to make a final casting. However, actor Stephen Lang has expressed interest in the role of Cable.

The actor showed off his muscles in this “pre-training” selfie.


Lang is a Broadway actor and playwright. He is most widely known for his roles in the films “Avatar” and “Gods and Generals.”

This isn’t the first time Lang expressed his desire to play Cable. “Yes, I’m there…if it’s a cool character, if it’s a theme you want to explore…sure,” the actor told Screen Rants in 2010.

Movie Pilot previously speculated that Cable will be the villain of “Deadpool” 2.  Deadpool was once a supporting character in the “X-Men” movies. According to GQ, “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds might even have broken the law just to get the film made.

Reynolds has been attached to the project since 2004. But Fox reportedly only commissioned a test footage for the film to be shot in 2012. After the project was not green-lit, the test footage was leaked online in 2014.

“This footage was owned by Fox and sort of illegal, so,” Reynolds told GQ. “I know that one of us did it. Like, there’s four of us: There’s me, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and Tim Miller, the director. One of us did it. We all said at the beginning that someone should leak it, so the idea was planted, but I’m 70 percent sure it wasn’t me.”

The actor’s gamble paid off, though. The film has been lauded for being able to “[mock] everything wrong with comic book films.” It was even called “the best comic book film ever.”

“Deadpool” stars Reynolds, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gotham’s Morena Baccarin and Gina Carano. It opened February 12. It is rated R with a sequel reportedly in the works.