When X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters this May, it will bring the current X-Men trilogy to a close, following 2011's X-Men: First Class and 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past. Before that movie hits theaters, the spinoff Deadpool will arrive in February, with Gambit also slated to start production this spring. Movies such as X-Force and The New Mutants are also in various stages of development. There are still many characters from the comic books that haven't debuted on the big screen yet, one of which is the beloved Cable. Rob Liefeld recently took to his Twitter page over the weekend, revealing his "dream pick" for Cable is none other than Mad Men star Jon Hamm.
Last month, artist Greg Semkow tweeted out artwork based on his friend Jeff Wadlow's X-Force screenplay. The artwork featured Cable, Cyclops' son who is endowed with telepathy powers, Domino, an expert marksman with enhanced reflexes, making him an expert in hand-to-hand combat, Warpath, a Native American who has regenerative healing abilities and super strength and Cannonball, who can create force fields and flies with jet propulsion. There is also a woman wearing a hoodie who isn't a known member of the X-Force team, but some have speculated she may be Anna Paquin's Rogue.
If this artwork is in fact reflective of Jeff Wadlow's script, then Cable will surely be a major player in this superhero adventure. However, we don't know if 20th Century Fox has even issued a green light yet, based on Jeff Wadlow's script, or when production may get under way. It seems possible that the studio may move forward with The New Mutants first, since it has been rumored that Deadpool may help set up The New Mutants.
It's also possible that Cable may be introduced in Deadpool 2, with director Tim Miller revealing in August that he would be "run out of town" if he didn't put Cable in the sequel. The sequel hasn't been given an official green light by 20th Century Fox yet, but that will surely depend on how Deadpool fares in theaters when it opens on February 12. Regardless of when we will see him first, it seems exceedingly possible that Cable may make his big screen debut in the near future.
As for Jon Hamm, it isn't even known if he would be interesting in playing this comic book character. He will next be seen on the big screen in Marjorie Prime, Keeping Up with the Joneses and High Wire Act, set to hit theaters later this year. He also recently signed on to star in Edgar Wright's Baby Driver and The Incredible Mr. Limpet. What do you think about Jon Hamm playing Cable? Let us know what you think, after checking out Rob Liefeld's tweet below.
Yes! Jon Hamm, Dream Future Cable pick, wins for Mad Men! pic.twitter.com/WDXqlTNkId— robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) January 11, 2016