Stephen Lang "Would Be Delighted" to Play Cable in Deadpool 2

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 - 5:02PM
Marvel
Deadpool
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 - 5:02PM
Stephen Lang "Would Be Delighted" to Play Cable in Deadpool 2
Ever since the news broke that fan favorite Marvel Comics antagonist Cable would be in the second Deadpool film, fans have been dream casting the role like nobody's business. But one name has cropped up more than perhaps any other: Avatar actor and resident bad-ass Stephen Lang. Now, Lang has thrown his hat in the ring—in the sense that he would love to play the role, although no one has approached him about playing the villain/antihero yet.

While promoting his new horror film Don't Breathe (which is excellent, by the way), Lang was asked by Mashable whether he has been asked by Tim Miller to play the role, and whether he is a fan of the first film:

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"Oh sure, I was a fan of the first Deadpool and I'd be delighted to be a part of that sequel, but I haven't spoken to anyone about it... It's the same studio as Avatar, but I don't know if that makes it easier or more difficult logistically. Either way, no one has approached me, and I can't even say if I'm in the actual conversation."
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He also remarked on the online campaign to give him the role, although he swears he's not actually "campaigning" himself:

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"It kept cropping up on the internet that I should play Cable. The extent of what I did was, one day I was in the gym and I tweeted, 'let's lay some Cable,' and that became construed as my campaign for the part. Even now, if someone does fan art, I'll retweet it because I like keeping it alive... Plus, I think I'd do a pretty bang-up job with the part."
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He emphasized that his primary commitment is necessarily to the Avatar sequels, but it's encouraging to know he would be willing to play the part if the studio decided to listen to fancasting. Most likely, they'll go with their own choice for the role, and it will be perfect, as all of the casting for this franchise has been. But you can't go wrong with Stephen Lang, so if this online campaign actually had an impact, we definitely wouldn't complain.

Deadpool 2 is set to be released on January 12, 2018.
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