Talking to Latino-Review during the promotion of Life, the screenwriters hinted that there will be more obscure X-Men characters appearing in the movie. But with Deadpool 2 on the horizon, Reese and Wernick have been looking back on the film and have said that they are still in development for the sequel with a script written and everyone, including director Ruben Fleischer, keen to see it made but that it may not be so easy. "We're gonna go into production in the next couple of months and cast announcements will be coming fast and furious".
There's a growing sense that #Fox is on to something - having opened the R-rated can of worms with Deadpool and built upon that success with Logan - and casting Cable well could cement the X-Force as a force to be reckoned with for years to come.
If you're looking for an indication as to what they're looking for, Wernick and Reese said they've been on the hunt for an actor who makes a good counterpart to Deadpool by being "someone with a great deadpan thing where they can react to someone who's being insane". Physically imposing and able to emote. Thankfully, the duo have a good track record (Deadpool, Zombieland) and with The Martian's Drew Goddard also helping out on writing duties it looks like the team are doing everything they can to avoid sequelitis. "I think we'll definitely play into that", Rheet Reese shared. There has been speculation since Cable's involvement was first announced over a year ago in the #Deadpool post-credits scene, but the wait is nearly over. "Of course, it will be all about the lunacy that is Deadpool himself".
A few actors have been floated as contenders for Cable, a formidable mutant who shares a significant history with Deadpool in the comics.
Which other mutants would you like to see in Deadpool 2?