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Russell Crowe courted by Deadpool creator to play Cable

02.25.2017

With news regarding the casting of Domino swirling around, the casting of Cable has taken a bit of a backseat. Considering that – sadly – Dolph Lundgren probably isn’t a likely candidate, the filmmakers will have to find some other Hollywood tough guy to take the role. Deadpool creator, Robert Liefeld, has perhaps done the work for them, and has reached out to an actor who, if cast, would ensure audiences are indeed thoroughly entertained.

The comic book creator took to Twitter recently and reached out to veteran actor and all-around badass Russell Crowe, suggesting he read for the role of Cable in DEAPOOL 2 and X-FORCE. Thankfully, Mr. Crowe responded:

And if you’re brain isn’t reeling with images of Crowe in the role (which it should be if you’re sane), Liefeld has taken care of that too:

The closest we came to finding an actor to play the part at one point was Kyle Chandler, but nothing has really come of that (nor the rumors around Ron Perlman or Stephen Lang). As for this little exchange with Crowe it shouldn’t be taken as a sign he’s actually going in for the part, especially considering he already has a part in the large DCEU as Superman’s father – Jor El. Though dead, his character is a constant source of guidance for the Man of Steel, and we saw him plenty in MAN OF STEEL. Though we don’t know when or where El will pop up again, Crowe is surely fully committed to the role. But this part would be better...just sayin.

But all that aside, holy f@ck would this be awesome. Even visually Crowe looks like a great fit for the character, what with his intense demeanor and grizzled appearance just two of the many reasons to hire this talented man. Though known for more serious work the actor showed a natural gift for comedy with last year’s THE NICE GUYS, and I think a similar style of humor could prove a nice juxtaposition to Deadpool’s sense of lunacy. Doubt it will happen, but what a name to enter into everyone’s minds.

Source: Robert Liefeld

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8:11AM on 02/27/2017
Never thought of that... let him audition for that role!!
Never thought of that... let him audition for that role!!
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2:12AM on 02/27/2017
He might be great for it.
He might be great for it.
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6:53PM on 02/26/2017
Great actor and a tough guy who showed he has a funny side in "The Nice Guys", but he'll need to seriously hit the gym.
Great actor and a tough guy who showed he has a funny side in "The Nice Guys", but he'll need to seriously hit the gym.
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3:03PM on 02/26/2017

Nobody fits Cable.

Cable is too badass to have a fit. Name someone that does fit? Stephen Lang? HA.
Russell is a great actor I'm sure he'll pull it off but I don't know what the fuck it will be like.
Cable is too badass to have a fit. Name someone that does fit? Stephen Lang? HA.
Russell is a great actor I'm sure he'll pull it off but I don't know what the fuck it will be like.
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5:07AM on 02/26/2017

No

As great as an actor as he is cable doesn't seem to fit him.
As great as an actor as he is cable doesn't seem to fit him.
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4:49AM on 02/26/2017
ummm not sure if anyone caught on but Russell Crowe put him in his place. Russell Crowe doesn't need to "read" for anyone. You make him an offer. He put Liefield in his place and thats why he is apologizing.
ummm not sure if anyone caught on but Russell Crowe put him in his place. Russell Crowe doesn't need to "read" for anyone. You make him an offer. He put Liefield in his place and thats why he is apologizing.
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5:41AM on 02/26/2017
I noticed that too. "Read for it? Bitch, please"
I noticed that too. "Read for it? Bitch, please"
1:36AM on 02/26/2017

The Nice Guys

Russell Crowe proved last year that he can play the "straight-man" really well in The Nice Guys. It would be interesting to see him play the same type of role (not that the characters are alike) as Cable along side a different Ryan in the comedic role (from Gosling to Reynolds). I'm for this idea.
Russell Crowe proved last year that he can play the "straight-man" really well in The Nice Guys. It would be interesting to see him play the same type of role (not that the characters are alike) as Cable along side a different Ryan in the comedic role (from Gosling to Reynolds). I'm for this idea.
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10:51AM on 02/26/2017
Agreed. Crowe was fantastic in The Nice Guys. I think his take on Cable would interesting to say the very least.
Agreed. Crowe was fantastic in The Nice Guys. I think his take on Cable would interesting to say the very least.
9:33PM on 02/25/2017
As much as I like Russell Crow, I don't feel he is a good pic for the role of Cable. I really don't understand why they aren't going with Stephen Lang.
As much as I like Russell Crow, I don't feel he is a good pic for the role of Cable. I really don't understand why they aren't going with Stephen Lang.
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9:00PM on 02/25/2017
This would be amazing! Never thought of Crowe in the role but now I won't no one else. He brings the gravitas needed for Cable.
This would be amazing! Never thought of Crowe in the role but now I won't no one else. He brings the gravitas needed for Cable.
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9:01PM on 02/25/2017
Want* stupid phone
Want* stupid phone
7:41PM on 02/25/2017
It would be ironic if he did end up playing Cable since he was almost Wolverine back in the day.
It would be ironic if he did end up playing Cable since he was almost Wolverine back in the day.
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7:24PM on 02/25/2017
Hahaha. If Reynolds can't get Jean Valjean, Javert is a good runner up prize (even though he was an awful Javert by the musical's standards"
Hahaha. If Reynolds can't get Jean Valjean, Javert is a good runner up prize (even though he was an awful Javert by the musical's standards"
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5:14PM on 02/25/2017
This would be fuckin awesome!! One of the greatest actors of all time to play my second favorite comic book character (after gambit). This guys gonna own this
This would be fuckin awesome!! One of the greatest actors of all time to play my second favorite comic book character (after gambit). This guys gonna own this
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4:13PM on 02/25/2017

He'd be great in the role

My first choice would be Stephen Lang, but Crowe is well known for playing tough guys, and his deadpan vibe would work great opposite Ryan Reynolds. He would have to muscle up for the role, big time.
My first choice would be Stephen Lang, but Crowe is well known for playing tough guys, and his deadpan vibe would work great opposite Ryan Reynolds. He would have to muscle up for the role, big time.
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5:28PM on 02/25/2017
He'll act circles around everyone in the movie
He'll act circles around everyone in the movie
3:16PM on 02/25/2017
Not sure he's committed to Jor El as an appearance from him talking to Clark would have made more sense than Kevin Costner in Batman v Superman
Not sure he's committed to Jor El as an appearance from him talking to Clark would have made more sense than Kevin Costner in Batman v Superman
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8:11PM on 02/25/2017
I don't see how Joe El talking to Clark would have made more sense than Jonathan. He had more time with Jonathan in his life growing up and just had the hologram of Jor El as an adult. So I think the way they had it in the film was just fine.
I don't see how Joe El talking to Clark would have made more sense than Jonathan. He had more time with Jonathan in his life growing up and just had the hologram of Jor El as an adult. So I think the way they had it in the film was just fine.
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