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“There was some sort of hiccup conflict”. Man of Steel Star Michael Shannon Nearly Replaced Josh Brolin As Cable in Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2 producer Kelly McCormick has officially announced the old rumor of Michael Shannon who is popular for his roles in movies like Man of Steel and Kangaroo Jack was ready for the role of Nathan Summers/Cable before the role was finally handed over to Josh Brolin.

Michael Shannon was almost Cable in Deadpool 2
Michael Shannon was almost Cable in Deadpool 2

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Created by Chris Claremont and Rick Leonardi, earlier Nathan Summers showed up as a baby in 1985’s Uncanny X-Men #201. Cable, the adult image of the character, was created by Louise Simonson and Rob Liefeld and first showed up in the 1990s New Mutants #87. The time-traveling child of Scott Summers/Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor, Cable has long been related to Wade Wilson/Deadpool in Marvel’s comic storyline.

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Michael Shannon Was Set to Cast as Cable in ‘Deadpool 2’

Josh Brolin as Cable, Deadpool 2
Josh Brolin as Cable, Deadpool 2

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In a recent interview with IndieWire, McCormick talked about Michael Shannon’s role in Bullet Train, which was also produced by Kelly McCormick. “He actually almost was Cable,” she added:

“Then there was some sort of hiccup conflict at the very last minute, and then we just ended up reconnecting on this one, and felt really lucky that this was the role for him. Because Josh was so good as Cable, I can’t even imagine [what that would have been like].”

Cable made his official debut during 2018’s Deadpool 2, with the forenamed Josh Brolin stepping into the game. The second set was in 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool series of X-Men spinoff movies, Deadpool 2 saw Ryan Reynolds making again his role as Wade Wilson.

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Deadpool 2, Michael Shannon almost played Cable
Deadpool 2, Michael Shannon almost played Cable

Josh Brolin is not new to the MCU universe, he already appeared in many other Marvel Studios movies such as Thanos, the main character of the Infinity Saga. Although Josh Brolin’s role as the Mad Titan has seemingly come to an end, it continues to be seen if he will reprise his role as Cable in Marvel Studios’ Deadpool 3.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen,” Brolin said shortly after Disney acquires Fox in 2019. “I’m actually… I’ve been calling them, like, ‘What’s the deal with Cable, man?’ Seriously, 100 percent serious. They’re figuring it out…”

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However, Michael Shannon playing Cable in Deadpool 2 was eventually not set, he is also not new to such movies. He previously starred as one of the main characters, General Zod in director Zack Snyder’s 2013 film Man of Steel which was the first attempt in Warner Bros. Pictures’ DC Universe. Fans are also expecting him to reprise his role as General Zod in director Andy Muschietti’s DCEU film The Flash, which is scheduled for release next year.

Deadpool 3 will most likely be released on 2023.

Source: cbr.com