Deadpool had a tremendous, record-breaking opening weekend and was well deserving of the overwhelmingly positive reviews. This is a movie that Ryan Reynolds has been trying to get together for nearly a decade, and it turned out to be a huge success for him. Ever since he first played the role (Wade Wilson) in the dreadful 2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine, fans have been wanting a solo film for the character. Especially since that film completely destroyed the character and demonstrated that they had no idea what they were doing. Reynolds is only able to shine when he first appears in the film displaying his swift sword skills, after that, everything went downhill.
Thankfully, Deadpool's first solo-outing has redeemed the character and is a perfect translation of the comic book Merc with a Mouth. It's R-rated, filthy and violent, ridiculous and hilarious, and everything Deadpool is supposed to be. The fact that it broke over $100 million on its opening weekend, in February, totally solidified its chances of getting a sequel. The studio has already confirmed Deadpool 2, with Reynolds, the director and writers all set to return. But now, there is a bigger question to be asked, which is, who are they going to cast as Cable in the sequel?
Nathan "Cable" Summers is the son of Cyclops in the comics, and is pretty much a time-travelling warrior. As a Mutant, Cable has the ability to perform telekinesis, telepathy, technopathy and is an expert marksman. Deadpool and Cable have their own comic series together and serve as the perfect "buddy-cop" duo, with Cable as the straight man and Deadpool, the exact opposite. Cable has been confirmed for the Deadpool sequel, and there are certainly a list of Hollywood actors who could take on the role.
10 Ron Perlman
9 Henry Rollins
8 Sean Bean
7 Jeffrey Dean Morgan
6 Dolph Lundgren
5 Ray Stevenson
4 Mel Gibson
3 Kurt Russell
2 Jon Hamm
1 Stephen Lang
In all honesty, it will probably be Stephen Lang who ends up snatching the role of Cable. If you don't remember Mr. Lang or have never seen him before, he played the main villain in James Cameron's Avatar in 2009. The man is pretty much the spitting image of the comic book character, and his name has been brought up the most in relation to Cable. Of all the actors on the list, Lang has the best chance of being offered the role and taking it. He has even gone on record saying he's ready for it.
As much as the Deadpool movie was a dream come true for Ryan Reynolds and so many fans, casting Stephen Lang as Cable would be just as special, for so many people. In fact, Stephen Lang will probably already have been cast in the role by the time you read this.
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