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FOX wants Liam Neeson to be Cable in Deadpool 2, but director Tim Miller doesn’t

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You know what makes Deadpool a great movie? It’s that it happens to be a prime example of a studio having enough faith in the director and crew running that film, to the point where they didn’t interfere in the casting or editing process. COUGH “WARNER BROS” COUGH! Deadpool is very much the vision of director Tim Miller and star Ryan Reynolds, executed perfectly to create one of the best films of the year.

Formulaic and kind of predictable yes, but engrossing and awesome nonetheless. Deadpool 2 reunites the pair, along with the time-travelling son of X-Men Scott Summers and Jean Grey, Cable. A role that we’ve spoken about before, with everyone from Dolph Lundgren to Danny DeVito being rumoured to be up for it.

The current rumour as to the top contender so far? Kyle Chandler, master of the early edition newspaper. He’s not the first choice for the role when you ask fans or check the comments, but then again this isn’t my movie so who am I to cast judgement? Thing is, it sounds like FOX wants to meddle with the creative process a bit now that they know that Deadpool has the potential to be a license to print money.

According to regular scooper Umberto Gonzalez at Heroic Hollywood, FOX wants to tap Liam Neeson for the role of Cable in Deadpool 2.

Most likely because they saw this piece of fan art a while back from Bosslogic:

Liam Neeson Cable

Admittedly that does sound like a great idea. But at the same time, I don’t want to see Miller’s vision compromised. Take it with a massive pinch of salt for now however, but here’s hoping that Miller gets his way in the end before filming starts on Deadpool 2. A movie which I prey to Stan Lee will also introduce Deadpool’s glorious X-Men Phoenix uniform.

Last Updated: August 18, 2016


  1. I don’t know who you are but I will find you in the past and I will kill you.


    • Captain JJ off track

      August 18, 2016 at 09:28



    • Admiral Chief

      August 18, 2016 at 09:29

      To the top!


  2. Kromas GG

    August 18, 2016 at 09:12

    Fox did not even want to see Deadpool made so they should GTFO and leave them to work their magic.


    • Spy Master Tokashi

      August 18, 2016 at 10:25

      That is the problem with corporate greed.

      Same story about the guy at MS who started the console. At first, no one cared about it and they had to push very hard to get one out. When the xbox was so successful with HALO, the whole MS exec was all over him and told him what to do even though his vision was 100times better and way more clear at some point he just left because they could not just leave him a lone anymore.

      It is the sad part of morons running a company ;(


  3. Umar

    August 18, 2016 at 09:19

    Liam would be a great choice. Years later they’ll realize they made a mistake and that they should’ve taken him.


  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    August 18, 2016 at 09:24

    Stop preying on Stan Lee, D! The man is over 200 years old.


  5. Captain JJ off track

    August 18, 2016 at 09:28

    Oh man, I’ve always loved Cable. This could be so cool.


  6. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    August 18, 2016 at 09:54

    Karl Urban, he’d make a great Cable


    • Darren Peach

      August 18, 2016 at 10:26

      I liked Dread.


      • Original Heretic

        August 18, 2016 at 10:27

        Dread was amazing!


      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        August 18, 2016 at 10:40

        Same here, one of my favourite movies ever


    • Original Heretic

      August 18, 2016 at 10:27

      Agree, I like this choice.


  7. Original Heretic

    August 18, 2016 at 10:27

    I agree with Miller, Neeson wouldn’t be a good choice. Good actor, but but Cable.


  8. miaau

    August 18, 2016 at 11:14

    How is this even a discussion point?

    Neeson, on his own, can raise movies to new heights. He has that special quality, even in bad movies (like A Team) to shine through and provide reasons for watching.


  9. Bob Sweeney

    August 18, 2016 at 15:19

    Casting Neeson would just screw up the film. He’s a top billing kind of actor not the type to be second fiddle to someone else. This movie requires a hammy actor not a ham fisted one.


  10. Railgun

    August 18, 2016 at 18:32

    I vote for DeVito in this role.


  11. Ree

    August 18, 2016 at 19:22

    I pray that the author understands the difference between prey and praying. My bet is no. Do they have editors..oh wait it is called the lazy gamer.


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