There’s one thing we know for sure about Deadpool 2: it will feature the cinematic debut of Cable. During the credits scene in the first movie, Ryan Reynolds’ Merc dropped the exciting announcement that Nathan Summers would definitely be appearing.
Since then, a few actors have publicly expressed their interest in playing the time-traveling mutant. Avatar actor Stephen Lang was one and now Hellboy himself Ron Perlman has thrown his hat in the ring too and the guys at Squareeyed.tv where there before it hit the floor.
Perlman took to social media to declare his interest in starring alongside Reynolds. Taking to his Facebook page, Perlman wrote, “I’m the only one with Cable’s friggin HAIR!”
The man has a point.
For the uninitiated, Nathan Summer is the son of X-Man Scott Summers (Cyclops) and Madelyne Pryor, Jean Grey’s clone. He possesses telekinetic powers, which we’d love to see play out on the big screen.
What do you think? Would you like to see Ron Perlman as Cable? He’s certainly no stranger to comic book films, having played Hellboy and the villain in Blade 2. We say let the man have another stab at it – the potential for some hilarious one-two chemistry between himself and Reynolds is tantalising!