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New rumor floats unconventional casting for Cable and Domino in Deadpool 2

08.15.2016

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Rumors, rumors, everywhere and not one to believe. Well, not until we have some confirmation, at least. Still, rumors are the lifeblood of the internet and they provide the fodder for geek-fueled discussions. Take for instance the new rumor surrounding the casting for DEADPOOL 2. Since the first film broke records earlier this year, fans have been drooling for news about the casting of X-Men favorite Cable who was teased in the post-credits sequence. Names ranging from Ron Perlman to Stephen Lang have been bandied about, but neither has been confirmed as more than dream casting.

During the recent Meet the Movie Press, Jeff Sneider dropped this nugget about potential casting of both Cable and another mutant, Domino.

“People were talking about Cable from Deadpool 2. There's been a name floating around for Cable for months. Hasn't changed. Don't know if its changed. Didn't make any calls about this. This was just the name that has been out there for months. So take this with a gigantic grain of salt. The biggest grain of salt your tiny little brain can imagine. The name that is floating around for Cable right now is Emmy-winning actor Kyle Chandler. The name for Domino, who is said to be the scene-stealer of the movie, is Mackenzie Davis.”

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If these names make you scratch your head a little, you are not alone. Neither name is as instantly recognizable to the fan community as Perlman or Lang, but both Kyle Chandler and Mackenzie Davis are solid actors. Chandler has a wide rang and has done stellar work on Friday Night Lights and Netflix's series Bloodline as well as a fun turn as a matinee idol in Peter Jackson's KING KONG. Davis is one of the highlights on AMC's underseen series Halt and Catch Fire and had a small role in Ridley Scott's THE MARTIAN. Both are the same type of casting that Marvel Studios typically excels at, making it nice to see that Fox could be finally following suit.

DEADPOOL was a massive hit for Fox who saw underwhelming returns for X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Making sure that this film is as big of a hit is a major priority which means casting these new roles is crucial. The more I think about both actors, the more I like these choices as both are just recognizable enough to do a good job without detracting from the film itself. With DEADPOOL 2 slated to enter production early next year, I would expect to hear these roles formally announced sometime in the next couple of months.

DEADPOOL 2 is tentatively set to hit theaters in 2018.

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2:48PM on 08/16/2016
Stephen Lang is the perfect choice for cable.
Stephen Lang is the perfect choice for cable.
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1:17AM on 08/16/2016
Scott Eastwood for young Cable Prime and Clint Eastwood as old grizzeled Cable. Or Michael Biehn or Stephen Lang.
Scott Eastwood for young Cable Prime and Clint Eastwood as old grizzeled Cable. Or Michael Biehn or Stephen Lang.
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2:51PM on 08/16/2016
I can see Michael Biehn taking on the role for Cable. Would be interesting. But I have always felt that Stephen Lang would be perfect for cable. He has the Grittiness look, the attitude, and military style acting chops for it.
I can see Michael Biehn taking on the role for Cable. Would be interesting. But I have always felt that Stephen Lang would be perfect for cable. He has the Grittiness look, the attitude, and military style acting chops for it.
9:20PM on 08/15/2016
I think they're both really cool choices (more so Mackenzie for Domino), but I think they could do better than Chandler for Cable. He's a terrific actor who's dramatic and take no nonsense attitude and persona with his past characters would work well bouncing off Deadpool's crazy, violent, explicit, humorous persona. It's just that I think there are better options out there for Cable (Jon Hamm, Timothy Olyphant).
I think they're both really cool choices (more so Mackenzie for Domino), but I think they could do better than Chandler for Cable. He's a terrific actor who's dramatic and take no nonsense attitude and persona with his past characters would work well bouncing off Deadpool's crazy, violent, explicit, humorous persona. It's just that I think there are better options out there for Cable (Jon Hamm, Timothy Olyphant).
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9:07PM on 08/15/2016
I really like Kyle Chandler, he was great on Friday Night Lights and he is great on Bloodline and has always done well with his minor roles in film, but I just don't see him for this at all. After watching The Last Ship I think Eric Dane would be ideal for this. However I think that is perfect for Domino.
I really like Kyle Chandler, he was great on Friday Night Lights and he is great on Bloodline and has always done well with his minor roles in film, but I just don't see him for this at all. After watching The Last Ship I think Eric Dane would be ideal for this. However I think that is perfect for Domino.
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5:11PM on 08/15/2016
Definitely interesting choices.
But mostly I wanted to comment to say fuuuck Mel Gibson. Okay bye.
Definitely interesting choices.
But mostly I wanted to comment to say fuuuck Mel Gibson. Okay bye.
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3:54PM on 08/15/2016
Domino and Cable with Deadpool.....man that's half the X-Force team right there.......they should call it Deadpool 2: Dawn of X-Force.... lol jk
Domino and Cable with Deadpool.....man that's half the X-Force team right there.......they should call it Deadpool 2: Dawn of X-Force.... lol jk
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1:40PM on 08/15/2016

Brig the Mel...

Lethal Weapon everybody!! the Mel Knows action comedy
Lethal Weapon everybody!! the Mel Knows action comedy
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1:16PM on 08/15/2016
The rest of the cast for Deadpool (2016) was filled with lesser known actors and it was a smashing hit. So who am I to say the studio can't do it again with these two.
Try and find Francis' name on IMDB "Where's Francis?!"
The rest of the cast for Deadpool (2016) was filled with lesser known actors and it was a smashing hit. So who am I to say the studio can't do it again with these two.
Try and find Francis' name on IMDB "Where's Francis?!"
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1:05PM on 08/15/2016
Not who I picture playing Cable. Watched the first season of Bloodline and I just don't see it.
Not who I picture playing Cable. Watched the first season of Bloodline and I just don't see it.
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1:03PM on 08/15/2016
Mackenzie Davis rumor: Heck yeah! This girl deserves to be better known and by the looks of it she will be very soon, she's been cast in a major role in the Blade Runner sequel, she's also starring alongside Charlize Theron Jason Reitman's lastest, plus she was in an indie film where she won Best Actress at Tribecca this year. It doesn't surprise me at all to see her getting picked up for a superhero flick.

Kyle Chandler rumor: Okay, the Mackenzie David one didn't surprise me much, but this
Mackenzie Davis rumor: Heck yeah! This girl deserves to be better known and by the looks of it she will be very soon, she's been cast in a major role in the Blade Runner sequel, she's also starring alongside Charlize Theron Jason Reitman's lastest, plus she was in an indie film where she won Best Actress at Tribecca this year. It doesn't surprise me at all to see her getting picked up for a superhero flick.

Kyle Chandler rumor: Okay, the Mackenzie David one didn't surprise me much, but this one did, definitely wouldn't have ever pictured him for the role,but Chandler really is a solid, underappreciated actor who can see acing the role. I'll get behind this one, too.
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12:55PM on 08/15/2016
Not sure if I'd call these bad choices. But they're definitely uninspired choices.

Now I'm not sure if Fox is really willing to hedge their bets on Stephen Lang or Ron Perlman, but surely there's a better person out there more suited to play Cable.
Not sure if I'd call these bad choices. But they're definitely uninspired choices.

Now I'm not sure if Fox is really willing to hedge their bets on Stephen Lang or Ron Perlman, but surely there's a better person out there more suited to play Cable.
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1:08PM on 08/15/2016
I don't know,I think I'd call Ron Perlman or Stephen Lang uninspiried choices, I mean they might be really good fits but it doesn't take an ounce of creativity to comeup with them, inspiried is something liek Heath Ledger as Joker or Mark Ruffalo for Bruce Banner, where they're someone that 99% of people never would have picked for the role, but they end up being absolutely perfect. I could see these being two very inspired choices.
I don't know,I think I'd call Ron Perlman or Stephen Lang uninspiried choices, I mean they might be really good fits but it doesn't take an ounce of creativity to comeup with them, inspiried is something liek Heath Ledger as Joker or Mark Ruffalo for Bruce Banner, where they're someone that 99% of people never would have picked for the role, but they end up being absolutely perfect. I could see these being two very inspired choices.
12:31PM on 08/15/2016

still want...

MEL! c'mon Deadpool... it was your idea
MEL! c'mon Deadpool... it was your idea
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12:39PM on 08/15/2016
Yeah, but only because Mel is a pop-culture reference everyone knows. I really think if he was cast Deadpool would keep making jokes about Mad Max, Braveheart, anti-semitism, etc.
Yeah, but only because Mel is a pop-culture reference everyone knows. I really think if he was cast Deadpool would keep making jokes about Mad Max, Braveheart, anti-semitism, etc.
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12:11PM on 08/15/2016

Meh

Really? Thatīs the Best they can come up with ??
Really? Thatīs the Best they can come up with ??
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12:02PM on 08/15/2016
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