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Rumor Time: Stranger Things star David Harbour eyed for Cable in Deadpool 2

03.02.2017

The saga of who will play Cable in DEADPOOL 2 is a long and sordid one…not unlike the convoluted-as-f*ck backstory of the character himself. So has FOX finally settled this, thus giving Deadpool the Murtaugh to his crazy-ass Riggs?

Sadly, no. However, another name has been dropped into the rumor mill, and hopefully this one will come out unmushed on the other side. And that name is…(drum roll please)…David Harbour! While admittedly not a household name, you might remember him from  STRANGER THINGS as Chief Jim Hopper (or Amanda Waller’s toadie in SUICIDE SQUAD).

Anyway, a source for The Wrap has revealed to them that Harbour was indeed screen-tested for the role; although, neither Harbour’s reps or FOX have commented on it. So take this with a HUGE grain of salt for now. And, personally, I’m still rooting for Keira Knightley.

But what about you Schmoes? How would you feel if Harbour actually got the role? Sound off below (and if not, give out who you think would be best?)

Either way, DEADPOOL 2 is still set to kick ass, take names, and never shut up sometime in 2018.

Extra Tidbit: Cable is the future son of an alternate history Cyclops and Jean Grey, but then – you know what? It gets convoluted and stupid really fast.
Source: The Wrap

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8:12PM on 03/03/2017
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7:11PM on 03/03/2017
Its an impossible cast, but I'd like to see Clint Eastwood as old grizzeled Cable and Scott Eastwood as young Cable. Also Michael Beihn would be ok, even Michael Rooker.
Its an impossible cast, but I'd like to see Clint Eastwood as old grizzeled Cable and Scott Eastwood as young Cable. Also Michael Beihn would be ok, even Michael Rooker.
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1:27PM on 03/03/2017
CLANCY BROWN
CLANCY BROWN
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12:58PM on 03/03/2017

No Sir I Don't Like It

Decent actor, but Cable he is not. Stephen Lang is always who comes to my mind...but he's in his 60's and it seems the studio wants an actor that can play this role for some time and that may be the reason their looking at this guy. There are far better choices out there including Russel Crowe and he's only in his 50's which fits with the comic.
Decent actor, but Cable he is not. Stephen Lang is always who comes to my mind...but he's in his 60's and it seems the studio wants an actor that can play this role for some time and that may be the reason their looking at this guy. There are far better choices out there including Russel Crowe and he's only in his 50's which fits with the comic.
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12:32PM on 03/03/2017
Suddenly I find myself looking forward to Keira Knightley as Cable.
Suddenly I find myself looking forward to Keira Knightley as Cable.
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12:25PM on 03/03/2017
Worst suggestion yet. Why cast this fat, balding a-hole? There's a reason he plays so many slime balls and weasels, where there's smoke there's fire. He is not intimidating in the least bit, not even if he lost some of the squishy dough he's packing. Always hated him, couldn't figure out why. Told myself "he only plays a-holes, surely he isn't one in real life", then que awards show speech. Stranger Things rocked but he sucked in it.
Worst suggestion yet. Why cast this fat, balding a-hole? There's a reason he plays so many slime balls and weasels, where there's smoke there's fire. He is not intimidating in the least bit, not even if he lost some of the squishy dough he's packing. Always hated him, couldn't figure out why. Told myself "he only plays a-holes, surely he isn't one in real life", then que awards show speech. Stranger Things rocked but he sucked in it.
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7:51AM on 03/03/2017
Absolutely not... Russel Crowe would be a far better choice
Absolutely not... Russel Crowe would be a far better choice
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10:28PM on 03/02/2017

F this dude

I take back my original comment, he wouldnt be a good choice, u need someone stone faced and rugged, this guys too weasley even if he gets jacked up. Crowe would kill it as usual, it be awesome to see Crowe get ripped up, hes been fat for too long. If not him I would go with Clancy Brown or David Morse
I take back my original comment, he wouldnt be a good choice, u need someone stone faced and rugged, this guys too weasley even if he gets jacked up. Crowe would kill it as usual, it be awesome to see Crowe get ripped up, hes been fat for too long. If not him I would go with Clancy Brown or David Morse
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10:31PM on 03/02/2017
Clancy Brown over Morse, i actually think Brown would be pitch perfect casting.
Clancy Brown over Morse, i actually think Brown would be pitch perfect casting.
9:48PM on 03/02/2017
Nope; may as well cast Seth Rogen. Lundgren and Stephen Lang have been the best suggestions so far. But thinking outside the box: whattabout Brian Bosworth (Stone Cold was an awesome flick) or Howie Long? Or Stone Cold Steve Austin?
Nope; may as well cast Seth Rogen. Lundgren and Stephen Lang have been the best suggestions so far. But thinking outside the box: whattabout Brian Bosworth (Stone Cold was an awesome flick) or Howie Long? Or Stone Cold Steve Austin?
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10:41PM on 03/02/2017
Ure goin wayyy off the reservation bud, reel her in, next thing u know ull be suggesting The Rock god forbid
Ure goin wayyy off the reservation bud, reel her in, next thing u know ull be suggesting The Rock god forbid
9:12PM on 03/02/2017

Don't do it

He's too fat and is already typecast as an emotional wreck, and when he's not he's typecast as a weasel.

I met him briefly on the street in Manhattan and complimented him on his work in Stranger Things (also Quantum of Solace, which he didn't appreciate or just didn't remember). From that brief exchange I can tell you he's just as much of an asshole as he appeared during the SAG Awards speech.
He's too fat and is already typecast as an emotional wreck, and when he's not he's typecast as a weasel.

I met him briefly on the street in Manhattan and complimented him on his work in Stranger Things (also Quantum of Solace, which he didn't appreciate or just didn't remember). From that brief exchange I can tell you he's just as much of an asshole as he appeared during the SAG Awards speech.
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7:23PM on 03/02/2017

Mel

I guess all the chances of Mel Gibson on the metal arm have pretty much passed, especially since he may be taking the Suicide Squad 2 job... such a shame man, if he couldve tapped into some 'old Mel' and brought the crazy eyes out one more time to light up the screen with Deadpool - that could've been epic
I guess all the chances of Mel Gibson on the metal arm have pretty much passed, especially since he may be taking the Suicide Squad 2 job... such a shame man, if he couldve tapped into some 'old Mel' and brought the crazy eyes out one more time to light up the screen with Deadpool - that could've been epic
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7:08PM on 03/02/2017
hmmm, I liked him in walk among the tombstones, and even though my respect for him dropped like a brick after his retarded globes speech, I actually think this could work.
hmmm, I liked him in walk among the tombstones, and even though my respect for him dropped like a brick after his retarded globes speech, I actually think this could work.
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7:21PM on 03/02/2017
agree with ya 100%... I'm often pretty good with keeping actors work an personal crap (that i could care less about) separate - for example, i'll go see just about any Tom Cruise movie in the theater and love all of Mel Gibson's work. I guess maybe the Globes speech is still fresh but in my mind I'm still casting the douche-baggery light on this guy...
agree with ya 100%... I'm often pretty good with keeping actors work an personal crap (that i could care less about) separate - for example, i'll go see just about any Tom Cruise movie in the theater and love all of Mel Gibson's work. I guess maybe the Globes speech is still fresh but in my mind I'm still casting the douche-baggery light on this guy...
10:40PM on 03/02/2017
I wish i could delete this
I wish i could delete this
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6:53PM on 03/02/2017

Really?

This guy?!?! In just about everything I've seen him he plays a washed up, crooked
D-Bag and there's nothing physically opposing about him at all! Out of all the other actors names that have been thrown out there Lang, Perlman, Neeson, Lundgran, Gibson, etc! This guys the last guy I would've chosen!
This guy?!?! In just about everything I've seen him he plays a washed up, crooked
D-Bag and there's nothing physically opposing about him at all! Out of all the other actors names that have been thrown out there Lang, Perlman, Neeson, Lundgran, Gibson, etc! This guys the last guy I would've chosen!
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7:15PM on 03/03/2017
Suddenly, the idea of Keira Knightley as Cable doesn't seem so bad lol. I agree with you, worst casting idea yet.
Suddenly, the idea of Keira Knightley as Cable doesn't seem so bad lol. I agree with you, worst casting idea yet.
6:37PM on 03/02/2017
He would be perfect. Out of all of the rumored choices so far, he is by far my favorite.
He would be perfect. Out of all of the rumored choices so far, he is by far my favorite.
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10:44PM on 03/02/2017
You are a special man
You are a special man
5:57PM on 03/02/2017
I believe the best casting decisions are the ones that come out from the unexpected left field. Many of the rumored actors are great, but I think this is the best choice now.
I believe the best casting decisions are the ones that come out from the unexpected left field. Many of the rumored actors are great, but I think this is the best choice now.
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6:16PM on 03/02/2017
I agree. This was way out of left field, but I dig it. I like David Harbour. He was great as Chief Hopper in Stranger Things.
I agree. This was way out of left field, but I dig it. I like David Harbour. He was great as Chief Hopper in Stranger Things.
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