– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Things continue to be ever-interesting over at Deadpool 2-land. While one would have imagined this sequel to have been rushed into casting and production a mere six months to a year after the success of Deadpool, 20th Century Fox has allowed this one to take the slow, meditative steps it needs to be a worthy follow-up to the surprising original. Between the loss of director Tim Miller, and the current rewrites, it looks like the production is only just starting to go through the process of casting the character Cable, who was hinted out in the first Deadpool film.

Since the release of Deadpool, fans have been wondering who will play the ripped, middle-aged, metal-armed badass. Deadpool himself hinted at Mel Gibson taking on the role, but that was only a base reference for what they were looking for. In the time since, there have been a lot of names fans have thrown into the mix including Stephen Lang, Dolph Lundgren, and Kyle Chandler. However, if a recent report from TheWrap is to be believed, we may have an unexpected name on the shortlist.

According to the outlet, Stranger Things star David Harbour is one actor being eyed to take on the X-Force member. This is quite the interesting name, for while Harbour make look the part, he is a little, shall we say, soft to make a believable Cable. Granted, if he wanted it bad enough, getting in shape for it would be an easy enough deal, but even outside of the physicality, I have yet to see Harbour in a role that would make me buy him as the grizzled Cable. 

However, if you were hoping this was just a misled rumor, prepare to be disappointed, for Collider has backed up this claim from TheWrap, stating that their sources have also told them that Harbour is in the mix. Additionally, the outlet stated that Michael Shannon was previously being considered, but due to scheduling issues, they could not make it work.

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SOURCE: TheWrap, Collider

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.