Rob Liefield Made a Perfect Jon Hamm/Cable Mock-Up for Deadpool 2

Monday, 11 January 2016 - 11:28AM
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Monday, 11 January 2016 - 11:28AM
Rob Liefield Made a Perfect Jon Hamm/Cable Mock-Up for Deadpool 2
After Jon Hamm's successful run on Mad Man (and his Golden Globe win last night), he will have no trouble finding post-Mad Men roles. But will we ever see him don a superhero cape? Rob Liefield has a different comic book destiny in mind, and wants him to play the supervillain he created for Marvel Comics, Cable:


Although this is just a "dream pick" for now, it's not entirely out of the question. Cable has been persistently rumored for Deadpool 2 (which we all know is going to happen, right?), and clearly, Jon Hamm would be a great pick that would satisfy critics who love Mad Men and fans who value fidelity.

Unfortunately, last we heard, Hamm wasn't willing to be in a superhero movie. He told Radio Times last year that he had "been in contention for quite a few" superhero roles (we're guessing Superman and Black Bolt?), but made the "right decision" in turning them down, citing the huge levels of commitment to the franchise:

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"The deals that they make you do are so Draconian. And, of course, you are signed on for not only the movie … but at least two more that you haven't read, and you have no idea what they are going to be and all the crossover ones you are going to have to do," he said.

"For me to sign on now to do a superhero movie would mean I would be working until I am 50 as that particular superhero. It's a lot of work at one thing, which is not necessarily the reason I got into the business, which is to do many things. If you want to spend all day pressing the same key, that … seems an odd choice."
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That being said, Cable (or another supervillain) might be the perfect role for him. Playing a villain rather than a hero would allow him to sign on for only one movie, presumably, and would allow him to enter the wildly popular and increasingly prestigious superhero world. It's not like Robert Downey Jr., Ben Affleck, Natalie Portman, Samuel L. Jackson, or Elizabeth Olsen are lacking in serious acting cred.
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