Deadpool was the first big comic book movie of the year, and it’s still one of our favorites. It was also a huge freakin’ blockbuster, which is why 20th Century Fox is fast-tracking the sequel. The Deadpool 2 casting rumors are already heating up, and we’re breaking them down in today’s Nerdist News!
Nerdist News host and Askani leader, Jessica Chobot has the latest word on our potential dueling Cables. According to Mashable’s Jeff Sneider (during an appearance on Meet the Movie Press), the time-traveling mutant son of Cyclops and a Jean Grey clone (Madelyne Pryor, for all of you comic book fans) could be portrayed by none other than Coach Taylor himself, Kyle Chandler. That’s perfect, because Chandler’s got clear eyes and Cable has a glowing eye. Add some full hearts and they can’t lose!
But what if Fox has someone else that they desire for Cable’s live-action debut? Umberto Gonzalez from Heroic Hollywood and The Wrap is reporting that the studio wants Liam Neeson. Is it because Neeson could potentially headline a Cable solo movie and the long-percolating X-Force film? Meanwhile, Deadpool 2 director Tim Miller is rumored to be set on Chandler for Cable alongside Halt and Catch Fire‘s Mackenzie Davis as Domino. We love the idea of Davis playing Domino, a kick-ass heroine who has ties to both Cable and Deadpool. Cable might be a little harder to pin down if Miller and the studio can’t see eye-to-cybernetic-eye.
Who do you think should play Cable and Domino in the Deadpool sequel? And do you think that the eventual actor cast as Cable will also play Stryfe in a duel role? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!