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Michael Shannon Is Top Pick To Play Cable In ‘Deadpool 2’

Michael Shannon Is Top Pick To Play Cable In ‘Deadpool 2’

Michael Shannon Is Top Pick To Play Cable In'Deadpool 2'

Michael Shannon tops the list of candidates to play the time traveling mercenary Cable in the highly-anticipated “Deadpool 2”.

According to an exclusive report by The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Shannon currently tops the studio’s shortlist of possible Cable actors. Shannon is joined on the list by “Stranger Things” actor David Harbour.



Recently, fans learned that “Atlanta” star Zazie Beetz is already cast as the engineered merc named Domino, which would be an interesting pair up with Shannon given their recent scene work in “Wolves.” While there is a decent chance that it won’t happen, Michael Shannon would definitely bring a certain level of believable intensity to to the war-torn character. Given that Shannon’s schedule is seeming clear and Marvel’s rival DCEU-held Zod story-arc is dead (literally), he just may be ripe for the picking for Fox.

Helmed by ‘John Wick 2’ director David Leitch, “Deadpool 2” is scheduled to begin shooting this summer in Vancouver with Ryan Reynolds reprising his role as the mouthy mercenary. 

Do YOU think it would be an interesting move to have the former General Zod of DCEU’s “Man of Steel” join the R-rated Fox/Marvel X-universe?


First Reported by: The Hollywood Reporter

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