June 22, 2024

Stephen Lang Vying for Cable Role

In the light of the overwhelming success of Deadpool, Avatar star Stephen Lang is throwing his hat into the comic book ring, starting a campaign to be cast as Cable in the upcoming Deadpool sequel. It was announced recently that Deadpool foil Cable would appear in the next film, so Lang, who bears a resemblance to the character, Tweeted this picture:

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In the comics, Cable is the adult son of X-Man Cyclops and the clone of Jean Summers, Madelyne Pryor (though that origin would likely be nixed from the film). Cable would go on to be the leader of the X-Force, and as chance would have it, Ryan Reynolds has been pushing for an X-Force film. In a recent interview with Film Starts, Reynolds had this to say:

“In the future, I think, if we’re doing a bunch more Deadpool movies, we’re gonna really explore the X-Men a lot. And maybe X-Force. X-Force my priority. I really want to get that in.”

Kick-Ass 2  screenwriter Jeff Wadlow had written an X-Force script back in 2013, but  20th Century Fox’ shelved it when they announced X-Men: Apocalypse. This may be just the thing to bring it back to the table.


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