Is Ryan Reynolds giving us some casting hints about Deadpool 2? Or is Wade Wilson just trolling around, as usual?
Reynolds posted some photos on his Facebook and Instagram pages with himself, Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman, and Pierce Brosnan. Now, fans are wondering if the photo featuring two Marvel heroes is actually featuring three. Could Pierce Brosnan be playing Cable, the man we’re all expecting in the Deadpool sequel?
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In Marvel comics, Cable is one of Deadpool’s most recurring allies. Marvel.com describes him as a “highly accomplished warrior” with “vast psychic power”, including telekinesis and telepathy. He’s also a relatively more serious character than Deadpool is (who isn’t?), so pairing the two across different missions and adventures is always fun to watch.
Toward the end of the first film, Deadpool informed fans that Cable would indeed show up in Deadpool 2. At first, he didn’t specify who would be cast in the role. “We just need a big guy with a flat top,” he said, “it could be Mel Gibson, Dolph Lundgren, Keira Knightley…”
And while it would be awesome to see Keira Knightley’s take on the character, Brosnan surely seems like he might fit the role. The 63-year-old actor, best known as Daniel Craig’s James Bond predecessor, could pull off Cable’s rugged white-haired look. With his acting chops (he’s a Golden Globe-nominated performer) and experience in action films, pulling off a superhero role doesn’t sound so farfetched, either.
While the photo on Reynolds’s page – captioned “#BondVerinePool” – doesn’t specify anything, the actor must’ve known that fans would respond this way. The casting remains unconfirmed, and merely fan speculation. Yet fan art of how Brosnan would look as Cable has already sprouted online.
Aside from Cable, we’re expecting to see his partner and occasional lover Domino onscreen as well. And it’s also confirmed that Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead – played by Stefan Kapicic and Brianna Hildebrand – will return. The roles for these characters have not yet been revealed. But fans are suspecting that in the recent tradition of shared-universe films, this is bound to lead up to an X-Force film.
What do you think about the potential Pierce Brosnan casting for Deadpool 2? Could there be any merit to this, or are fans simply hoping for too much? Let’s hear it in the comments below!