Ever since Deadpool popped back onto the screen, Ferris Bueller style, in the post-credit scene to his film and announced that Cable would be joining in the next installment, fans have been speculating as as to who will be taking on the role. Names include Dolph Lundgren, Mel Gibson…Keira Knightly! Well, one actor has now thrown his own hat into the ring. Read on to find out who it is.
Whilst promoting his latest film, Don’t Breath, actor Stephen Lang discussed the fan campaign to land him the role of the time travelling mutant in the upcoming sequel. Speaking to Tony Loconsole of The Tony Tone Show, the actor explained:
Well I mean certainly the Avatar schedule could present logistical problems but I don’t know what the status of that is. Last time I looked they haven’t announced any casting on the role. I haven’t been told that, I haven’t been asked to do the role but then again I don’t know that I’m not in the running now, so, you know, I kind of continually urge my fans out there to, you know you want to see me as Cable just make yourself heard because they listen to the fans, and that’s about as far as I go in campaigning as it were for a role. I think it’s a wonderful interesting role and it’s one that I think is certainly within my wheelhouse, so I’d love to do it, but I don’t know that it’s gonna happen. It might not happen.”
Let it be said that fan support hasn’t gotten things done in the past. Hell, the whole reason Deadpool got made was due to the fans rallying behind the film. So who knows what will happen? Lang definitely has the look for the grizzled character and based on his performance in Avatar he can also play the military type.
Despite being confirmed, Fox has yet to give Deadpool 2 a release date.
What do you think? Can you get behind Lang as Cable? Who would you like to see? Let us know below!
Source: The Tony Tone Show