It's funny how rumors start. What begins as three men taking what they think is a silly picture in an airport lobby has turned into the internet believing that one of the men in the picture, Pierce Brosnan, was up for the role of Cable in Deadpool 2.
Speaking with Jimmy Kimmel, Pierce stated that the photo of him with Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman is simply that, a photo. He stated that no one had spoken to him about the role of Cable as well which may or may not be true. (You never know in Hollywood until they reveal the cast.) With names like Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jon Hamm, Dolph Lundgren, Mel Gibson, and Stephen Lang rumored to be on the list to play the part, if any of these actors ends up with the role of Cable, it would give the audience an idea of what type of look they're trying to get from Cable for the film. Variety is also reporting that Michael Shannon may be the front runner for the role.
Deadpool 2 is the sequel to the smash hit that surprised everyone with it's performance at the box office except for the fans of the character. Fox had no real interest in putting the film out yet thanks to an unnamed person on the production team for the movie, test footage was leaked which fans went nuts over. The movie was officially released in 2016 to much acclaim and a boatload of money that was deposited onto Ryan Reynolds doorstep.
As a fan of the first one, I can understand the trepidation others have for the sequel. You want it to be just as good, if not better, than the original. It has to be The Empire Strikes Back good, not Superman 2 good, in quality. With the original director, Tim Miller, leaving the sequel, fans are left wondering if the same level of attention the first film received will carry over into the second film.
Before the start of the movie Logan, Deadpool 2 had a funny teaser. While nothing more than just a funny vignette, the teaser did keep the same tone as the original film which was a bit of a relief. The sequel certainly has a lot to live up to if it's going to build on the world they created.
So what do you think? Who do you see as Cable? Do you think Pierce Brosnan is telling the truth? What are your thoughts on the development of Deadpool 2 so far? Sound off in the comments section below.
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