MAN OF STEEL Actor Michael Shannon Is Now The Frontrunner To Play Cable In DEADPOOL 2

MAN OF STEEL Actor Michael Shannon Is Now The Frontrunner To Play Cable In DEADPOOL 2

Though there are still some other actors in contention, a new report names Michael Shannon as the frontrunner to play time-traveling mutant badass, Cable, in 20th Century Fox's Deadpool sequel...

According to THR, Michael Shannon (Man of Steel, Nocturnal Animals, Boardwalk Empire) is "leading the pack" as the studio's top choice to play Cable alongside Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 2.

The trade reports that there are other actors in contention for the role, however, including Stranger Things' David Harbour, who we have previously heard about. Though Kyle Chandler’s name also surfaced last summer, sources say he was never actually considered.

There was a rumor doing the rounds last night that Brad Pitt, of all people, might be in line for the role, but nobody seems to have taken it very seriously.

It doesn't sound like this is close to being a done deal, but should Shannon sign on he'll join Atlanta actress Zazie Beetz as Domino.
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