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Zod that! Is Man of Steel star Michael Shannon close to signing on as Deadpool 2’s Cable?

March 22nd, 2017 by Marc Comments

He may have made his mark on the comic book movie world as Zod in Man of Steel, but it looks like Michael Shannon may be set to take on another massive – and highly anticipated role.

That of Cable in Deadpool 2 and the future X-Force movie(s).

THR are reporting that the actor is, while not the only choice, the frontrunner for FOX in their search for Cable in the Deadpool sequel: “Shannon isn’t the only one on the studio’s list but is leading the pack as the top choice at this stage. Stranger Things actor David Harbour is also on the shortlist (we reported that here). Kyle Chandler’s name surfaced last summer but sources say he was never in contention for the role.”

In the comics Cable, was co-created by Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld and writer Louise Simonson, was from the future and was the adult of Scott Summers, also known as the X-Man Cyclops.


The producers of the movie said recently that the casting news would come soon, so we have to assume that – not necessarily Shannon – they’re close to a choice at this stage.

Have you a favourite choice? Let us know who it is…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….