Is a 'Cable & Deadpool' movie in the works? Josh Brolin is 'excited' for character's future, creator reveals
Fans of Marvel's 'Merc with a Mouth' have been eagerly waiting for news about 'Deadpool 3'. And after the success of 'Deadpool 2', we all want to see Josh Brolin's Cable return for the planned sequel.
Since Disney acquired Fox, there's been a lot of mystery over how the 'X-Men' franchise, which Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) and Cable are a part of, will be integrated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now 'Deadpool' creator Rob Liefeld has revealed in an interview with Comic Book that Josh Brolin is quite keen on reprising his role as Cable and he's got some ideas on what to do with the character.
“You guys just don't understand, I was with Josh about four weeks before 'Deadpool 2' opened. We were down in at Manhattan beach and we were having breakfast,” Liefeld explained. “Then he's like, ‘Hey, can you take me to the gym?’ Because he was telling me how he's much bigger he's gonna get for '2'. His shoulders were gonna get broader. And I met his trainer and I'm like, ‘Oh, you can't wait until we revisit Cable.’ And he had talked about the talks that he had with Fox and building out the character, and he was excited what to do with him as a character.”
The partnership of Cable and Deadpool is a fan-favorite and it would be amazing to see this duo enter the MCU but don't get your hopes up too high. Chances are, we won't be getting a 'Cable and Deadpool' movie any time soon because there are a few things that need to be settled before that can happen.
For one thing, Marvel still hasn't taken a call on whether to keep the 'Deadpool' franchise in its own separate continuity or integrate it with the rest of the MCU. If they do go this route, it would make it a lot easier to do another 'Cable and Deadpool' movie as 'Deadpool 3' but it would rob us of the chance to see Deadpool causing mayhem with our beloved MCU heroes.
Alternatively, if they do decide to disregard the existing 'Deadpool' continuity and integrate the characters into the MCU, they first need to come up with a plan for the X-Men. Both Deadpool and Cable have a long history that's intricately linked to Marvel's merry mutants and bringing them into the MCU without having a backstory for mutants in place would be a huge disservice to all the characters involved.
For now, it looks like Marvel would rather go the second route. In that case, it could be a while before we see these characters share the screen again but considering how great both the characters and the actors playing them are, we're sure it will be worth the wait.