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DEADPOOL 2 Concept Art of Brad Pitt as CABLE Emerges, But Who Should Get the Part?

DEADPOOL 2 Concept Art of Brad Pitt as CABLE Emerges, But Who Should Get the Part?

We know that Nathan Summers, better known as Cable, is coming to the Fox Marvel Movie Mutantverse very soon in Deadpool 2. But the real question is: just who the heck is going to be playing everyone’s favorite cyborg from the future?? We’ve heard everyone from Stranger Things’ own Sheriff Hopper, David Harbour, to more recently Man of Steel villain Michael Shannon becoming the frontrunner for the role.

And now, among the crazier rumors to turn up, we’ve heard that superstar Brad Pitt is—well, was—also in the running for the role, thanks to the folks at Collider. While all these rumors continue to swirl, a series of concept art pics of Pitt as Cable have turned up online, as well as some other characters from the film like Domino and Colossus. You can see tweets of the concept art down below, thanks to Twitter user @lethaldeadpool:

So, with this concept art now helping us form a picture of what a movie version of Cable looks like, which of these three esteemed actors should land the part?? Getting any one of three would be a casting coup, but lets be honest—only one of three is really the best man for the job. Let’s break it down:

Brad Pitt

Based on this concept art, a really solid argument can be made for Brad Pitt becoming Cable, even if it was hard to picture before. Anyone who has ever seen Inglorious Basterds already knows Pitt can play a grizzled general in charge of a motley crew of soldiers, so is it really that far fetched? Sadly, Pitt has already declined the role, probably not wanting to be tied down to the character for multiple sequels over a period of years. Although he could always change his mind before this is all said and done.

Michael Shannon

Michael Shannon, of course, has that gruff Cable voice down, so he has that going for him. And I doubt anyone is going to complain too much if he gets the role in the end, no matter who their favorite is in this race. His only obstacle may be that he’s already strongly associated with another famous comic book character, DC Comics’ General Zod from the DCEU. Then again, Chris Evans played the Human Torch and Captain America, so who’s to say you can’t have two great comic book roles in one career?

David Harbour

Of course, David Harbour is still in the running to play Cable, too. And while it may seem like he’s not as much of a frontrunner anymore, of all three of the names attached the role, he’s still my personal favorite. What makes him better than bigger names like Pitt or Shannon? Unlike those two guys, Harbour has the build to play Cable—at least the way that Cable has been traditionally drawn in most comics. Nathan Summers is a tank, and so is Harbour. Sorry, but both Shannon and Pitt are pretty lean dudes. They might be able to add muscle, but not mass.

Final Verdict: If I were the folks at Fox right now, I’d go for the least famous of the bunch: David Harbour as Cable please!

Who do you want to see take on the role of Cable? One of these three gentlemen, or someone else? Let us know down below in the comments.

Images: Marvel Comics / The Weinstein Company / Warner Brothers / Netflix


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