Buoyed by the barnstorming success of Deadpool, which has now eased past $130 million to become the biggest February opening in history, casting rumors for the confirmed sequel are beginning to emerge thick and fast.
Thanks to the movie’s brilliant post-credits sequence, we now know that Cable will feature in the superhero follow-up. And while Ryan Reynold’s costumed anti-hero flippantly mentions Mel Gibson, Dolph Lundgren, and, er, Keira Knightley in conversation, it is Avatar villain Stephen Lang that has emerged as an early frontrunner for the part.
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Less of an official confirmation and more a result of Lang’s own campaigning, the actor’s Twitter feed has proved a hive of activity in recent days, all in an effort to help Lang secure the coveted role of Nathan Summers.
— Stephen Lang (@IAmStephenLang) February 14, 2016
Fox’s Deadpool sequel is still in the very early stages of pre-production, so don’t expect an announcement confirming the casting of Cable – be it Gibson, Knightley or Lang – until the Merc With a Mouth’s second adventure leaps from the drawing board in earnest.
Now that 20th Century Fox has issued the green light, Deadpool 2 is a go. But do you believe Stephen Lang is a good candidate for the role?
Let us know, and be sure to check out our own selections for who could portray Cable opposite Ryan Reynolds.