Although nothing has been officially confirmed, it’s safe to assume that Cable will be in the next Deadpool movie (after all, Deadpool himself said he would be and Deadpool would never lie to us!). While there have been many names tossed around as potential candidates for the role, including the likes of The Rock, Dolph Lundgren, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, it looks like the braintrust over at 20th Century Fox may have a totally different actor in mind.
According to Mashable’s Jeff Sneider (who, to be clear, says to treat this rumor with a “huge grain of salt), Kyle Chandler of Friday Night Lights and Bloodline fame is the current frontrunner for the job. Additionally, Sneider also claims that X-Force character Domino will show up in Deadpool 2 and that Halt and Catch Fire’s Mackenzie Davis is being eyed for the part.
Coach Taylor as Cable? That would be an inspired casting choice if it turns out to be true. Honestly, it’s nice to see that Fox may not be going the expected route with Cable by casting a super muscular older actor. Of course, with this just being an unverified rumor, anything is still possible, but until we hear otherwise, #CoachCable is a casting choice I can get behind.