Ryan Reynolds delivered a performance of his lifetime, pleasing the lifelong Deadpool fans with his awesome comic timing & solid punches, hitting all the right notes, clocking the global box office collections in excess of $800 million while the cost of production was less than $60 million, holding the record for highest ever R-rated opening weekends, President’s day weekends and most successful superhero movie in the entire X-men franchise.
Such an incredible showing at the global box-office immediately spurred the talk of a possible sequel, the studio expressed its intent in creating a vibrant Deadpool franchise as it’s proved to be a cash cow. The details of the sequel are now pouring in as Jeff Sneider revealed in “Meet the Movie Press” that the studio is bringing Cable and Domino into the mix. Kyle Chandler (Coach Eric Taylor, Friday Night Lights) is tipped to play the role of Cable while Mackenzie Davis (Mindy Project) may be roped in for the role of Domino. Liam Neeson is the studio’s choice to play Cable as Fox is interested in building a cinematic universe of its own, do a sequel or a Cable spin-off movie or X-Force team-up, hence they require a bigger and a bankable star while Tim Miller is pitching Kyle Chandler as he fits the role. The idea is to portray him as the anti-hero to balance the scales as a foil to Deadpool “happy go murdery” persona.
In comics, he is the time-travelling son of Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor (a clone of Jean Grey) who was trained to be the warrior in the future, who return as an older man in the present. He has telepathic and telekinetic powers. Recently, the news came that the big villain in Wolverine 3 would be Nathaniel Essex/ Mister Sinister which shares a violent comic-book history with the Old-man Logan. It is possible that new female clone X-23 takes the mantle of Wolverine as Hugh Jackman has announced that this would be his final movie as the character. Mister Sinister’s storyline can be tied with the Deadpool sequel, in the Marvel comics he is obsessed with Scott Summers and believes that he could create a powerful mutant to kill Apocalypse which he later discovered to be Cable/Nathaniel Summers. In the end, Deadpool-Cable takes him down for good and create X-Force in the end.