DEADPOOL Creator Rob Liefeld Got In Trouble For Asking Russell Crowe To Audition To Play Cable

DEADPOOL Creator Rob Liefeld Got In Trouble For Asking Russell Crowe To Audition To Play Cable

DEADPOOL Creator Rob Liefeld Got In Trouble For Asking Russell Crowe To Audition To Play Cable

Last year, Rob Liefeld Tweeted Russell Crowe about the possibility of auditioning to play Cable in the Deadpool sequel. Now, the writer has revealed that this Tweet got him in hot water with the studio...

Planning to ask Russell Crowe to audition for a part any time soon? Best hold off on that.

Before Josh Brolin was cast as Cable in Deadpool 2, writer/artist Rob Liefeld send out a Tweet excitedly asking Russell Crowe (Gladiator, The Mummy) to read for the role, and the response was most definitely not the one he was hoping for.

During an interview with Collider, Liefeld recalls waking up to a barrage of angry messages the morning after he posted the Tweet.


"One night before I went to bed, I didn’t know Russell Crowe was on Twitter, and I stupidly tweeted to Russell Crowe – not ever thinking he’d answer me – and I go ‘Hey Russell, you should read for Cable!’ That didn’t turn out very well, I got yelled at a lot, because I woke up – because he’s in Australia – to Russell Crowe saying ‘Read for it?!’ And my manager said ‘Yeah, Russell Crowe doesn’t read for parts Rob, you kind of insulted him. I’m like ‘I’m sorry! They just haven’t picked Cable yet so I’m just putting it out there.’ And then my phone rings, so some Fox people may or may not have yelled at me for an hour."

It is rare that an actor of Crowe's stature would ever be required to read for a part, but even taking that into account, this reaction does seem a little extreme.

At any rate, things worked out in the end as Brolin went on to give a terrific performance as the time-travelling badass - even if the actor himself doesn't think so!
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