There aren’t that many major Marvel Universe heroes left who have yet to make the jump into live-action at this point. Off the top of my head, I can only think of Namor the Sub-Mariner, She-Hulk, Nova, Spider-Woman, and the Inhumans as to what you’d consider “A-list” Marvel heroes that have yet to appear on screen in some form. And by “A-list”, I mean you’ve been able to hold your own monthly comics title for an extended period of time (that’s for the commenter who is sure to say “but what about Wonder Man???)
But arguably the most prominent Marvel hero yet to appear in live-action is the X-Men’s gruff mutant cyborg Cable. Although he has been announced as appearing in the upcoming Deadpool 2, the character of Nathan Christopher Charles Summers, that rugged soldier from the future, has technically yet to appear in any live-action form just yet. But a group of fans just beat Hollywood to the punch.
A group called K&K Productions has released an extremely cool Cable fan-film called “Cable: Chronicles of Hope,” which features the Rob Liefeld ’90s creation together with his “daughter” Hope Summers, the Mutant Messiah. Together they time jump into a deserted X-mansion, which has been attacked by the mutant hating group known as the Purifiers. But it seems the duo have arrived too late to save the X-Men.
Maybe the coolest part of this fan film is the appearance of Kurt Wagner, a.k.a. Nightcrawler, who ends up lending a hand (and a tail) to Cable and Hope against the bad guys in a very kick-ass action sequence. A lot of this fan film has a definite Terminator vibe to it, and hopefully more chapters are on the way. You can watch the entire six-minute film above. And to see a special behind-the-scenes “making of” video, be sure to click here.
What do you think of the Cable fan film? Should the makers of Deadpool 2 just go ahead and cast this dude? Let us know your thoughts down below in the comments.
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