Since the Ferris Bueller-inspired stinger at the end of the Deadpool credits, fans (along with Deadpool himself) have been speculating on which lucky actor will land the role of Nathan Summers, aka Cable, in the inevitable Deadpool 2. Today The Hollywood Reporter dropped a tasty casting nugget: Actor Michael Shannon is the frontrunner to play the time-traveling mutant, who is very much the authoritarian foil to Wade Wilson’s spastic stylings.
Stranger Things actor David Harbour was also recently mentioned as a possible alternative. There were also rumors of Kyle Chandler’s name being thrown into the mix as well, but sources say that he was never in consideration.
Shannon, 42, is not new to the realm of comic book movies. He played General Zod in Zack Snyder’s 2013 Man of Steel, which ultimately stemmed the current DC Extended Universe. Shannon was recently nominated for an Oscar for his work in Nocturnal Animals.
Deadpool 2 does not have an official release date but is expected to shoot this summer in Vancouver and hit theaters in 2018.
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