Remember the two incredibly awesome self-referential post-credits scenes in “Deadpool”? Ryan Reynolds announced in character, wearing a bathrobe, that the sequel to “Deadpool” will feature the Marvel comics character Cable. Stephen Lang, Dolph Lundgren and Ron Perlman have all expressed serious interest in wanting to play the character. Now, there’s another name being thrown into the mix and that is of retired WWE wrestler Adam “Edge” Copeland.
Enstarz is reporting a rumor that Copeland may play Cable in the forthcoming “Deadpool” sequel. The source of the rumor is the former wrestler saying he’d not mind playing Cable as a reply to a Twitter user’s suggestion.
In the Marvel comics, Nathan Summers aka Cable is the son of Cyclops and Madeline Pryor, who is a clone of Jean Grey. The character made his first appearance as an infant in the “Uncanny X-Men” issue 201 in 1986 that was created by writer Chris Claremont, notes Wikipedia. His first adult appearance was in “The New Mutants” issue 87 in 1990, created by writer Louise Simonson and co-writer and artist Rob Liefeld.
Director Tim Miller, who is returning to helm the sequel to “Deadpool,” spoke to IGN about what their approach to Cable would likely be. “There’s a lot about Cable’s history that I like because he’s so intertwined with the world of the X-Men,” Miller told IGN. He also stressed on the contrast between Deadpool and Cable, which would be crucial for the story.
“Cable is the ultimate, archetypal, silent, strong and cynical warrior, which Deadpool is not,” Miller said, adding that whoever is cast, must have “strength, gravitas, a purposefulness that Deadpool doesn’t have.” Miller’s screenwriter Paul Wernick, who always collaborates with fellow screenwriter Rhett Reese, said whoever plays Cable must be “physically imposing.”
As of now, only Ryan Reynolds is confirmed to return. No other cast members have been announced yet. The untitled “Deadpool” sequel will be released sometime in 2017.