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Will Michael Shannon Join ‘Deadpool 2’ as Cable?

By  · Published on March 23rd, 2017

I really, really hope so.

It isn’t official yet so take this news with a grain of salt, but according to Variety, Michael Shannon (Man of Steel, Midnight Special) is Fox’s top choice to play the character Cable in Deadpool 2. Previously Pierce Brosnan had been rumored to be in the mix, but according to the report, Shannon is the studio’s “top choice.”

For those who don’t know, Cable is Nathan Summers, the future child of Scott Summers, a.k.a. Cyclops, and Jean Grey, a.k.a. Marvel Girl? Phoenix? She’s got a lot of secret identities. In the comics, he comes from the future to lead the New Mutants/X-Force, and he’s an all-around badass: cybernetic arm, cybernetic eye, a penchant for cigars, big shiny guns, and a hatred of guff, in that he doesn’t take any. Attitude-wise, he’s like a cross between Wolverine and Sgt. Slaughter: a stern but fair taskmaster and the toughest guy in any room. He’s also the mentor/partner-in-crime/possible or occasional lover of Domino, who’s also in DP2 and will be played by Zazie Beetz (Atlanta).

As you can tell from that description, Shannon would be perfect in the role, and I for one would love to see him slinging dry barbs with RyRen.

But like I said, this isn’t official though you can expect it to be soon. Deadpool 2 is in production now for a March 2018 release.

In other news and points of interest…

…Adam Wingard released the first trailer for his Death Note adaptation for Netflix…

…the first trailer for the new Mystery Science Theater 3000, also on Netflix, also dropped…

…Paramount released a four-and-a-half minute clips from the opening of Ghost in the Shell

…and this guy won the internet with his Nerf-gun remake of a pivotal John Wick scene.

Over in our corner of the internet we had a lot of really interesting posts go up yesterday, including a discussion about when to abandon a TV show, a look at Evil Dead II 30 years after the fact, a video hypothesizing how Rogue One should have ended, and an interview with Alice Lowe.

And lastly, take a look at five of the most popular shots we tweeted over the last 24 hours. Want more? You know where to find us.

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (1975) DP: Haskell Wexler | Dir: Milos Forman
DOPE (2015) DP: Rachel Morrison | Dir: Rick Famuyiwa
THE HUDSUCKER PROXY (1994) DP: Roger Deakins | Dir: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
ALIEN³ (1992) DP: Alex Thomson | Dir: David Fincher
OLDBOY (2003) DP: Chung-hoon Chung | Dir: Chan-wook Park

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