Deadpool 2: Frontrunner To Play Cable Revealed

Michael Shannon is reportedly on top of the list right now.

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After the first trailer for Deadpool 2 arrived earlier this month, we've now learned who might be in the running to play one of the film's main characters, Cable. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon is currently the frontrunner to play the part.

Other actors are reportedly on the shortlist for the part, including Stranger Things actor David Harbour. According to THR's sources, Kyle Chandler (Manchester by the Sea, Bloodline), whose name popped up for the part last summer, was "never in contention for the role."

Shannon, who received Oscar nominations for Revolutionary Road and Noctural Animals, is no stranger to superhero movies, as he played General Zod in the Superman movie Man of Steel.

Potentially impacting Shannon's ability to play Cable is scheduling, as he is confirmed for the independent movie What They Had, which begins shooting this spring. Deadpool 2, on the other hand, is lined up to begin filming this summer.

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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