There's a long line of older action icons who've been clamoring to take on the Cable role in Deadpool 2. But it sounds like 20th Century Fox may be going in a very different direction. A new rumor claims that Bloodline and Friday Night Lights actor Kyle Chandler is wanted for the time traveling Mutant. And he's by far the youngest actor to throw his hat into the ring.
The news comes courtesy of Meet the Movie Press. And they also have a pretty good idea about who might play Cable's love interest, Domino. According to the show, director Tim Miller and star Ryan Reynolds are eyeing Mackenzie Davis for the role. She is perhaps best known for her AMC drama Halt and Catch Fire. She was also seen in the genre mash-up comedy thriller Freaks of Nature, and has a role in Blade Runner 2.
Deadpool is one of the biggest blockbusters of the year, and the highest grossing R rated movie of all time with $782.6 million worldwide, made off just a $58 million budget. Even before the movie hit theaters, 20th Century Fox suspected they had something special, and green lit a sequel with original writers Rhett Reese, and Paul Wernick. As you can see from the proposed casting, the movie is not overshooting its aspirations, going for well known, cheaper TV actors instead of big name stars to take on these two important characters in the X-Men franchise.
It was during the original Deadpool's post-credit scene that Ryan Reynolds announced Cable would be introduced in Deadpool 2. The teaser paid homage to Ferris Bueller, and confirmed that Nathan Christopher Charles Summers, the time-traveling mutant son of Scott Summers & Madelyne Pryor, would finally be making his live-action debt before returning in the X-Force movie. In that scene, Reynolds teases that such stars as Mel Gibson, Dolph Lundgren or even Keira Knightley might take on the role. This is what Meet the Press' Jeff Sneider had to say.
"People were talking about Cable from Deadpool 2. There's been a name floating around for Cable for months, hasn't changed, don't know if it's changed. Didn't make any calls about this. This was just the name that has been out there for months. So take this with a gigantic grain of salt. The biggest grain of salt your tiny little brain can imagine. The name that is floating around for Cable right now is Kyle Chandler. The name for Domino, who is said to be the scene-stealer of the movie, is Mackenzie Davis."
At this time, aside from the inclusion of these two new characters, very little is known about Deadpool 2. The movie begins shooting in the early part of 2017, and aside from Ryan Reynolds reprising his role as Merc with the Mouth Wade Wilson, no other actors have been confirmed. You can check out the entirety of this week's Meet the Movie Press here.