Casting for Deadpool 2 is nicely underway, and with Atlanta star Zazie Beetz recently signing on to play Domino, certainly one of two main roles has now been crammed. And whereas Cable isn’t the one different new character becoming a member of the Merc With the Mouth for his upcoming sequel, he’s arguably crucial piece of the casting puzzle given the bigger position he’ll be enjoying on this nook of the mutant universe. According to the movie’s writers, we’ll study who’s enjoying Cable (in addition to a number of different “obscure” mutant characters) in Deadpool 2 “very soon.”
And that’s not “soon” as in, like, six months from now — manufacturing on the sequel is scheduled to start this summer time for a 2018 launch, which suggests we’ll be listening to much more about who’s who in Deadpool 2 over the subsequent a number of weeks. While talking with ComicBook.com to advertise their new movie Life (which additionally stars Ryan Reynolds), writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick confirmed that Beetz’s casting as Domino was simply the tip of the iceberg:
An announcement can be coming very quickly. We’re gonna go into manufacturing within the subsequent couple of months and forged bulletins shall be coming quick and livid.
A couple of actors have been floated as contenders for Cable, a formidable mutant who shares a big historical past with Deadpool within the comics. Kyle Chandler, Dolph Lundgren and Stranger Things star David Harbour have all been eyed for the position, however the casting course of has taken just a little longer as Wernick and Reese and director David Leitch seek for the right match. The writers say they’re particularly in search of “someone with a great deadpan thing where they can react to someone who’s being crazy,” however the casting of Cable can also be key to Fox’s franchise plans, as Wernick explains:
They’ve obtained X-Force arising. Cable is head of the X-Force so it’s somebody who also can command a film franchise. It’s a tall activity and we’ve been on the hunt for a really very long time. I feel as soon as it’s introduced, as we get nearer, individuals are gonna go loopy for it.
While talking with LRM (by way of /Film), Reese and Wernick added “there are definitely some more obscure characters that people know or that real diehards know” that can be featured within the Deadpool sequel, together with new villains and allies.
Deadpool 2 arrives in 2018.