Deadpool 2 is pretty much a certainty given its $147 million weekend opening and fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. A day after Deadpool released, actor Stephen Lang (Avatar) took to his twitter account and posted a picture with a caption that references the Cable character from X-Men.
Those of you who have seen Deadpool know there’s a post-credits scene that mentions the character. As for Lang lobbying for the character, its been something many many fans of Cable have been wanting for years. Anytime I see the name Cable mentioned, its accompanied by the name Stephen Lang. When looking at the actor and the character from the comics, its obvious why Lang makes a good fit. He looks the part and is also one helluva an actor.
At 63 years old, Lang is in pretty awesome physical condition. Whether he gets the role or not all depends on what plans Fox has for the character going forward. Its been confirmed that Cable will appear in the Deadpool sequel in some fashion, and could potentially have a bigger role in X-Force. The character is a time traveler who comes from the future, and is the son of Scott Summers (a.k.a. Cyclops). The success of Deadpool opens the possibilities for so many lesser known X-Men stories to get an adaptation. Right now, Lang is preparing for his lengthy shoot, reprising his role as Colonel Miles Quaritch in Avatar 2, 3, & 4.
Should Fox consider Stephen Lang to play the Cable character, or should they go with someone younger?