20th Century Fox is reportedly looking to cast Man of Steel’s Michael Shannon as Cable in Deadpool 2.
Variety reports that Shannon, who played Superman’s arch enemy Zod, is frontrunner to play Cable in the Deadpool sequel. The outlet also reports that although no deal has been agreed, Shannon is Fox’s top choice.
Recently, Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld announced his intentions to see Shannon’s fellow Man of Steel star Russell Crowe play Cable, to which the actor responded positively:
— robliefeld (@robertliefeld) February 24, 2017
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) February 24, 2017
While the search for Cable goes on, one role that has already been cast is Domino, who will be played by Atlanta’s Zazie Beetz:
Zazie Beetz Effect. pic.twitter.com/Kvtyk1aI7O
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 9, 2017
Deadpool 2 arrives next year and you can see its first teaser below: