Cable won’t have a complex origin in Deadpool 2

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Comic book character origins aren’t usually complex. Batman? Mugging gone bad, multiplied by grief and a trust fund spent solely on punching crime in its stupid face. Spider-Man? Equal amounts of tragedy, spider-powers and the late great Randy “Macho Man” Savage reminding audiences that “BONESAW IS REEEEEEEEEAAAAAAADY”. But Cable of the X-Men universe?

Hoo boy, now that’s a convoluted origin which could never ever work in a movie if it was straight-up adapted. The gist of Cable’s origin is that he happens to be the son of original X-Man Scott Summers and Jean Grey clone Madelyne Pryor, raised in the far future to help fight the threat of Apocalypse. After Earth had been savaged worse than Batman V Superman Rotten Tomatoes score after week one.

It’s not that Cable’s origin is a bad one. But rather that it just cannot work for the big screen. It’s pretty much unfilmable, especially for Deadpool 2 and its lean budget. All of that CGI would cost an arm and a leg, ya dig? Which is why he’ll be getting plenty of fat trimmed off of that origin tale. Deadpool 2 screenwriter Paul Wernick explained to Collider the shift in setups for Cable, and how streamlining his tale would make for a better movie:

So with Cable, he’s got such a convoluted past, and such a convoluted origin story that I think we’re going to try to leave that, not mysterious, but there are a lot of twists and turns, cloning and all this stuff where you go, “Oh my God. How do we get that across in a two-hour movie?” I think we’re going to distill him down to his essence. It will be authentic and faithful, but it’s not going to include the 18,000 details if you were going to read a Wikipedia page about Cable you’d roll your eyes.

And hopefully there’ll be a reference to the wild man of Borneo in there. But Cable at his essence? That’s easy: A no-nonsense soldier who packs one hell of a psychic punch and who really really doesn’t like Wade Wilson.

Read  Director David Leitch talks Deadpool 2 and finding the perfect Cable

Last Updated: January 16, 2017

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  • Hammersteyn

    Deadpool : Who are you?
    Cable : I’m Cable, but for now you’re Marty and I’m Doc.
    *Time travel ensues https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6fde189cb69cac28f1367ee526848f4f195584e456e8d4eb418f629d3992cc2a.jpg

  • Admiral Chief

    I’m keen to go see it

    • Ir0nseraph

      I might just go to the cinema again for this one.

      • Hammersteyn

        Same, when it’s been showing for like a week and a half. Normally the cinemas are emptyish by then

        • Ir0nseraph

          That is an option or cinema prestige can work.

          • Hammersteyn

            Eh? What’s that?

          • Ir0nseraph

            Comfy seating and you can drink a beer, what more do you need.

          • Hammersteyn

            They have this at cinemas?

          • Ir0nseraph

            Not sure about the beer anymore but real expensive crappy food and good coffee can be delivered to your seat.

  • Dutch Matrix

    DOLPH FOR CABLE!!!

    • Hammersteyn

      Steve Martin, I mean he has gray hair. yes?

      • Dutch Matrix

        I think Dolph punched you in the head one time!

        • Hammersteyn

          Can’t be, I’m still alive

          • Dutch Matrix

            That’s what you think. You obsessively upvote everything you see on this site. All day every day. If you call that living…

          • Hammersteyn

            Oh right, that’s because he gave me an uppercut, now if it was a drop kick I’d downvote everything

          • Dutch Matrix

            If he kicked you with those legs of his, they wouldn’t need to dig a grave for you. Just put dirt on the very deep hole he kicked you into…

          • Hammersteyn

            XD

        • Ir0nseraph

          LoL

  • Jac7

    I gi https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/253a17c67585f3dabf3ae3445991634a3ca7858c365c8162430d5700347d9bc3.jpg

    I give you Cable! May the studio please not interfere with the production of this film, just because the first one was so successful.

    • Hammersteyn

      He can’t. They’re still busy shooting Avatar 2 and 3 😛

      • Ir0nseraph

        Two more, damn the movie was technically pretty :), but not sure if it was actually a good movie, I will need to watch it again.

      • Jac7

        Yeah, damn. I’m just a dreamer.

        • Hammersteyn

          I’m just joking, no one knows when the Avatar sequels will release. Stephen Lang looks like he’s made for the part

          • Ir0nseraph

            Wait didn’t he die in Avatar ? so no need for 2 and 3 for him 😛

          • Jac7

            You’re absolutely right. But I read somewhere that maybe his character will get resurrected through cloning, like Sigourney’s character.

          • Ir0nseraph

            That makes movie sense.

          • Hammersteyn

            He did die but he got better. He was confirmed for the sequels. That’s how bad ass he is

          • Ir0nseraph

            He is pretty badass.

  • LegionZA

    I’m still hoping for Michael Biehn to be cast

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