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Deadpool 2: Rob Liefeld Calls Cable 'Hottest Role In Hollywood'

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As fans await to see if Deadpool can cash in on any of its prestigious awards nominations, 20th Century Fox has started to put the pieces together on the sequel, Deadpool 2. The dynamic trio of star/producer Ryan Reynolds and co-writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are all returning, and this time director David Leitch will be the one calling the shots (after Tim Miller left the project). Reportedly, the plan is to begin principal photography in June 2017. Fox has yet to confirm an official release date, so the creative team is in seemingly no rush to get things rolling.

Though Deadpool 2 will not feature any "A-list" X-Men in cameos, it does sport a killer cast. Wade Wilson will be joined once again by the likes of Colossus, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Dopinder the taxi driver, and others from the original film. Of course, there is one noteworthy newcomer who will appear in the sequel. As the Merc With a Mouth broke in Deadpool's post-credits scene, Cable is going to be a key supporting character. The top priority for the filmmakers right now is to find the best actor to play the time traveling mutant.

Ever since Cable's involvement was announced, fans have offered their suggestions for the part, while the rumor mill has churned up names ranging from Kyle Chandler to Pierce Brosnan. Viewers are eagerly anticipating the casting, and the process is still ongoing. In fact, the part is one that is in considerably high demand amongst the inner circles of Hollywood, according to Deadpool and Cable creator Rob Liefeld. He tweeted the following, referring to Cable as the "hottest role" in the industry right now:

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