Deadpool Creator Tries To Convince Russell Crowe To Play Cable in ‘Deadpool 2’

The inevitable Deadpool sequel continues to inch slowly onward, despite the drama of a director quitting and plethora of other hiccups that seem to have put Deadpool 2 firmly into what it known as “production hell.”

No matter though, because Ryan Reynolds is determined to get it made. Considering all the money the first movie made at the box office, we’re sure that Fox also wants to churn out a sequel as soon as possible. It’s already been revealed that Deadpool 2 will feature Cable as the main villain, the time travelling warrior son of Scott Summers (Cyclops) and Madelyne Pryor (Jean Grey’s clone) — it’s confusing, don’t ask. However, the role still hasn’t been cast and there’s no official word on who might even be interested in playing the part.

Rob Liefeld, the writer/artist who originally created Deadpool for Marvel Comics, took to Twitter last week to try and convince Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe to audition for the part. A noble goal, perhaps, but Crowe didn’t take to kindly to the fact that Liefeld wanted him to audition.

Crowe then suggested that maybe Ryan Reynolds should give him a call or pull a few strings, while Lefield posted a mockup of Crowe with Cable’s distinct facial features.

Devon Taylor (@DevonTaylor113)

Devon Taylor (@DevonTaylor113)

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