Deadpool 2: Brad Pitt Was Apparently Interested In Playing Cable

He's since moved on, it seems.

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Here's something cool about Deadpool 2: Collider heard from sources that veteran actor Brad Pitt considered playing the role of Cable in the upcoming sequel.

According to the report, both film studio Fox and Pitt himself were enthusiastic. However, Pitt has since moved on, but those who want to see the Fight Club actor in the film shouldn't lose all hope yet. "Since this role is very much in flux, there's the possibility that things could change," Collider reported.

One thing that might complicate matters for Pitt is that he is scheduled to star in and produce the zombie movie World War Z 2, which is in the works but not yet fully confirmed.

Cable is said to play a major role in Deadpool 2. Earlier this week, it was reported that Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon is the frontrunner for the part; Stranger Things actor David Harbour is also reportedly in the mix. We'll report back with more details as they become available.

In addition to Cable, Deadpool 2 will feature the character Domino, who will be played by Atlanta star Zazie Beetz.

Deadpool 2 is set to be directed by John Wick's David Leitch. He replaces the first film's director, Tim Miller, who dropped out over reported creative differences with Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds.

No release date has been set for Deadpool 2.

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Not bulky enough. Needs some size/larger presence beside Deadpool/RR.

Pitt's a good actor. And enough good role choices in the career that I give him credit - despite the tabloid nonsense on the periphery.

You could dress him up, do the look, the cybernetics, etc. - and I'm sure Pitt could wing a grumbly time traveler deadpanning to Deadpool's wingnuttery, but you need a bigger, bit more chiseled fella' for Cable.

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I also heard that Pitt was allegedly interested in trying peanut butter Cookie Crisp if it ever comes out. Details at 11.

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no to brad pitt, just no

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Are you sure by "apparently interested," you don't actually mean "we completely made this up because no way Brad Pitt is remotely interested in this role, for which he's a complete mismatch"?

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Anyone know if the eye/roach looking thing is a easter egg?

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hell no not brad Pitt I would go for the wrestler braun strowmen he's big enough for cable

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They should've given the part to Ron Perlman months ago.

I don't give a flying rats asshole if he's in his 60's. The guy is still pretty big, is the spitting image of the character, has proven numerous times he can play a grizzled, badass mercenary type and can do the kind of subtle, dry humor that would play perfectly off of Deadpool.

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@frank_castle: Yeah but in ten years he won't be able to keep the role going and that's what they are looking for, longevity.

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No..please no...

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Brad PITT would've been horrible for this.

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Nah. He's not serious enough. Bad fit for the character. I'll never not see him as a stoner (True Romance). Especially after that World War Z performance.

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@cornbredx: a stoner with a great grand pappy who served in world war 2 leading a group of nazi killing Jews (Tarantinos films all link together)

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Brad Pitt could've been fun.

I'm still disappointed Keira Knightly isn't being considered after Deadpool name-dropped her as an option.

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@RedWave247: Pitt as Cable? That's like casting Cruise as Colossus...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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@sellingthings: xD

Next thing you know, Oprah will be our new Storm and Donald Trump will be playing Magneto...though I'd prefer he played Toad instead xD

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@sellingthings: LMAO!!!

I'd swim in Halle's Berries without a life jacket :D

And I can hear Oprah's rendition on Storm now...

"Winds...Clouds...shield us from Harpo's wrath"

xD

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@sellingthings: Hilarious lol

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@RedWave247: she'd of been great as Domino but not quite busty enough

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@SirNormanislost: Domino was created with Liefeldian proportions.

No one's busty enough for that.

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@RedWave247: This is very true

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Good actor but not right for the role of Cable, I like him in the World War Z movie and can't wait to see the 2nd one if they ever do it.

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I like Brad Pitt but NO.......stick with World War Z 2 please.....spanks......

I say get someone like Gerard Butler, Karl Urban or Russel Crowe or something.....those guys are all serious action stars and can totally sell the whole grizzled war vet perfectly.....

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@kuducicul: Stick this cancer up your ass

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@kuducicul: This just in: I've never worked a day in my life but luckily i clicked a link from a random person and somehow earned $100,000 a second doing absolutely nothing (because that's how the world works).

www.gofuckyourself.com/thisisntareallinkoisit?/

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