Cable premiered in a live-action film in Deadpool 2, bringing the character partially created by Rob Liefeld to the screen alongside the merc with the mouth (who Liefeld also created). Now, in an interview with Collider, Liefeld has said that there’s plenty of life in the character–and that he believes Cable should get his own movie series.
“Cable should have his own movie series,” Liefeld told the site. “He can exist independent of Deadpool in a heartbeat. He has for years.” He points out that Cable has appeared in far more comics than Deadpool since his creation in 1986–520 against 330. “Yes, I’ve counted,” he added.
“In between Deadpool 2 wrapping and opening, I got really close with Josh (Brolin),” he says, referencing the actor who portrayed Cable in the movie. “And he was very excited about exploring Cable in the subsequent sequels.” An X-Force movie was being planned in 2017, and Cable would have featured heavily; alas, the film is yet to eventuate, despite Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) being attached to write and direct.
Josh Brolin actually signed onto a four-picture deal as the character, so if Cable returns, Brolin likely will, too. He’s also the actor behind another major Marvel figure–Thanos, the villain of Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame.
In the same interview, Liefeld said that there’s no confirmation that Deadpool 3 will happen, and he’s just happy that we got the two films we got. It’s been unknown for a while whether this film will happen following Disney’s acquisition of Fox.
Recently, Reynolds said he hopes Deadpool will be released on Disney+ in an uncensored fashion. There’s a PG-13 cut of Deadpool 2, called Once Upon A Deadpool, but that hasn’t made its way to Disney+ yet either.
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