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Deadpool 2 Director Talks About What he Wants to See in Cable

Fan art of Liam Neeson as Cable in 'Deadpool 2'

Cable will be joining Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) in his exploits in the film’s sequel.

We don’t know yet who will play that role, but director Tim Miller recently spoke on what he is looking for in the character and the actor who will portray him. He said:

There’s a lot about Cable’s history that I like because he’s so intertwined with the world of the X-Men. Why he was put together with Deadpool – other than that he was in a comic that wasn’t selling well and Deadpool was in a comic that wasn’t selling well so they put them together – it’s the same reason we had Colossus; he’s a straight man. And I think Deadpool needs a straight man. Cable is the ultimate, archetypal, silent, strong and cynical warrior, which Deadpool is not.

Screenwriter Rhett Rheese also had some things to say about Cable’s character, and what adding him to Deadpool’s film will bring.

Strength, gravitas, a purposefulness that Deadpool doesn’t have. Deadpool’s kind of got ADD, and we think of Cable as someone who locks onto something and is going to get that thing solved no matter what.

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