Deadpool Creator Shares Thoughts on Cable’s Casting
When Ryan Reynolds got the role of Deadpool, a lot of people weren’t surprised—not even those who don’t know the story behind Reynolds’ struggle to get the film’s journey rolling in the first place.
He embodied the Merc with the Mouth, which is why the sleeper hit being a blockbuster actually also wasn’t that much of a surprise. That’s why you can see how important the casting for new members are for the Deadpool 2 sequel movie. This sort of explains why a lot of fans had been putting their two cents’ worth into the discussion of who it could be.
Fans aren’t the only ones with the opinion though, as Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld also had his own opinion of how the casting went down. Sharing with The Hollywood Reporter, Liefeld revealed that it was quite the experience:
“Josh Brolin is a home run any way you cut it. I have never seen a casting derby like the derby there was for Cable. That was like every race I’d ever seen combined into one. Everybody who was 38-65 made sure they put their name in there, and you have no idea some of the names that you didn’t hear!”
Still, even though Brolin looks every bit the character, Liefeld admitted that there were times when he did ask himself if the casting for Cable was the right one. Looking at the videos of Brolin showing off what he can do as Cable, Liefeld concluded that it was all for the best. And we agree very much.
Deadpool 2 is expected in theaters next year. It will be directed by David Leitch and written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese.