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Sunday, November 2, 2014

FOX Considered Putting 'Cable' in Ryan Reynold's 'Deadpool'

Over the weekend Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld  spoke at Stan Lee's Comikaze 2014 about FOX's upcoming Deadpool after it was finally greenlight for a February 2016 release. He first talks about how FOX brought him in after X-Men Origins: Wolverine to apologize for the disaster that was Baraka-pool and asked him if Cable should be feature in the spin-off:
"Following Wolverine, the Donners called me into their office and said, ‘Rob, we want to meet and talk to you about Deadpool, since we’re spinning it off. We know we made some missteps, and we want to get it right.’ So I sat there with a bunch of producers, and we sat for several hours, and we talked about different ideas. And I tried to steer them in directions I think. For instance, I’ll tell you, first question they said, ‘Rob, does Cable need to be in the Deadpool movie?’ And I said, ‘No, Deadpool deserves his own function and Cable should come in in his own movie.’ And they were like, ‘Ok, because we were thinking about…’ And I was like, ‘No, you can do them both separately. They don’t need to be in the same movie.’ Look, we had a long talk, we had some ideas, I can’t share them, some of them made it across the finish line."
This explains why in the leaked 2010 draft it has Colossus play a major role in the script instead of fan-favorite Cable. He goes onto reveal that the movie would never have been greenlight if it wasn't for star Ryan Reynolds pushing the movie forward every year since it's original announcement back in 2009:
"Ryan is Deadpool. Look, Ryan Reynolds, he’s gone through that same career arc, the guy is ridiculously talented. He has a huge, huge passion for Deadpool. Deadpool’s not happening, because he was a giant star, they said, ‘Ryan, what do you want to do?’ And he said, ‘Deadpool.’ That’s why it happened. They would have no faith otherwise. That movie is because of his passion. He put together the team."
 He does however confirm that Cable will indeed finally show up on screen eventually but he is indeed coming...maybe in Jeff Wadlow's X-Force?!
"Cable is awesome. And he will…when he appears on screen, we’re all going to nerdgasm, because he’s coming. They can’t hold him back. He’s coming."
 Deadpool hits February 2016

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