All the Rumors of Deadpool 2‘s Cable and Domino Casting Will Leave You Reeling *Updated March 22nd

The Deadpool 2 rumor mill is in overdrive, y’all. Following the loss of director, Tim Miller — reportedly over disagreements about Cable casting — there were two big names floating around:  Kyle Chandler, purportedly Miller’s choice, and Liam Neeson, said to be the 20th Century Fox choice. Personally, I’d be fine with either actor, but things are getting more complicated, with John Wick director David Leitch now at the helm, and another two actors’ hats have kinda/sorta been thrown into the ring.

Recently, Ryan Reynolds got us all riled up with his apparent personal choice:

Pierce Brosnan would be a glorious pick for a badass (hot) Cable, and one we at Oohlo are behind 200%.

Rumored contender number four — and apparently excited about the prospect — is The Nice Guys‘ Russell Crowe, who did nicely surprise us in that film.

However, perhaps we should all temper our expectations of this going any further, since his Crowejesty seems offended by the thought of having to actually read for the part (the horror!).

I’m sure if RyRey has any brains, he’ll really think this one through.

Meanwhile, after both Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Sienna Miller reportedly turned down playing Cable’s partner and sometimes lover, Domino (aka Neena Thurman), and no further word on Mackenzie Davis, The Hashtag Show says Kerry Washington is the frontrunner.

 

Never mind all that though, who’s your choice for Cable?

*Updated (H/T Tatiana):  Stranger Things‘ David Harbour (Chief Hopper) has now been added to the mix.

The Wrap says 20th Century Fox Studios have brought in Harbour for a screen test and liked what they saw. Interesting …

*Updated March 22nd:

THR has added Michael Shannon’s name to the list, now calling him the Cable frontrunner. We’re obviously all behind Shannon for pretty much any role he’d want to do; the man is an acting god.

This is getting a little silly, though. It almost feels like the studio is just throwing out names to gauge public reaction; maybe that’s how they’ll choose a winner.

 

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over seven years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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  • AbbySaurus

    Never thought of him, but Pierce seems perfect.

  • Snath

    If Stephen Lang isn’t Cable they’re ALL bad choices.

  • GET OVER YOURSELF RUSSELL . Pierce is now clearly my top choice and if not pierce Kyle and if not WHAT IS EVEN THE POINT

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  • THEasscrackbandit

    #TeamCoach

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    I still vote Dolph Lundgren. That’s been my vote for like 10 years, but I’m sticking with it.

    • Ron Perlman could work, too.

      • ZbornakSyndrome

        I will never turn down Ron Perlman.

  • Beckywiththegoodhair

    One thing that’s clear is Cable in Deadpool 2 needs to go to a big meaty star to carry it and balance out Deadpool’s charisma. The first film worked with less known talent surrounding Reynolds. But if you want the fans to stay interested you need to bring big hitting actors to the franchise. Ryan alone is not enough to do it if the franchise wants to grow past the origin story. Russell Crowe seems like a perfect choice. He’s surly and has a dry sense of humor — he’s also one of the most talented actors on the planet. David Harbour is also a phenomenal choice, he’s now a household name with Stranger Things and he’s a star. He’s got the right physical build, perfect sense of humor — I can also see him and Reynolds having a blast playing off of one another. Pierce another good choice. I feel like you have to also seriously consider Eric Dane, Stephen Lang, Dolph Lundgren .