Ryan Reynolds delivered a performance of his lifetime, pleased fans with his awesome comic timing, hit all the right notes as Deadpool, clocked 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 X-men franchise, and fans drooled over cool montages, impromptu jokes, action scenes etc.Such an incredible showing at the global box-office immediately spurred the making of a sequel.
The show makers have already brought Cable into the mix. 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.
The famous actor Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy, Hellboy) has made a strong case for himself to play Cable in the Deadpool sequel. He has aggressively taken to social media, talking to fans, posting pictures as Cable on his Instagram account, trying to convince the studio to rope him as the anti-hero to balance the scales as a foil to Deadpool “happy go murdery” persona. He is also famous for his voice in the world of animation and video games including Fallout, Batman: The Animated series, Teen Titans etc). He isn’t the only person pitching himself for the role, there is Dolph Lundgren who told Nerdist in an interview “I can see myself kicking some serious butt in the role”.
Liam Neeson is the studio’s choice to play Cable as Fox is interested in building a cinematic universe of its own, or a Cable spin-off movie or X-Force team-up, hence they require a bigger and a bankable star. But recently, Ryan Reynolds has given fuel to rumor mills by bringing another person into the mix, and it’s former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan. He posted an image of himself, Hugh Jackman and Pierce Brosnan hanging out.