Rob Liefeld Wants Russell Crowe for Cable in Deadpool 2

first_imgHmmm… @robertliefeld thoughts? https://t.co/l7MpN0JQGp— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) February 28, 2017Again, this isn’t confirmation on any casting decisions. Crowe wasn’t our first choice for the role but it does make sense. Cable, in the comics, is the son of Scott Summers and Jean Grey who traveled from the future. He’s visibly older than a lot of the heroes he interacted with, but is also more powerful, with a range of psychokinetic powers and combat skills. He also wears a lot of pouches.This wouldn’t be Crowe’s first appearance in a comic book movie. He played Superman’s Kryptonian father, Jor-El, in Man of Steel. But considering his character is dead and didn’t appear in Batman v Superman, he’ll probably be free to move to a different comic book property.Either way, Liefeld admitted that the decision to tweet at Crowe was probably due to caffeine so, again, we’ll have to see who actually gets cast. Note to self, don’t caffeine tweet @russellcrowe before nodding off to sleep.— robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) February 24, 2017 I’m sure if @VancityReynolds has any interest in that idea he’ll find a way https://t.co/KFUC6fIxjS— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) February 24, 2017That seemed to be the end of that, but Crowe tweeted at Liefeld on Monday with art a fan had sent him depicting the actor as Cable. He seems a bit more intrigued now. Granted, the art is very good and if we were Crowe, we’d want to look like that. Toy Tuesday: The Most Delicious Deadpool Toys11 New Year’s Resolutions for Our Favorite Characters Ever since the Deadpool after-credits scene confirmed that the second film would feature frequent Deadpool buddy Cable, the rumors have been swirling. Who would play the gruff, painfully 90s superhero?A lot of big names have been attached to the speculation: Pierce Brosnan, Kyle Chandler (Bloodline), and Steve Lang (Avatar). But a recent tweet has added yet another name to that list: Russell Crowe.This isn’t remotely a confirmation of the casting, but the actor at least seems interested in the role. It’s also the first time an actor who might have a shot with playing the part has expressed an outward interest in the role beyond just letting speculation fly.It started last week when Rob Liefeld, the comic book artist responsible for the creation of the Deadpool and Cable characters, tweeted at Crowe suggesting that he should read for the role. Surprisingly, Crowe responded. I should read for it? https://t.co/kLONW0gBGI— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) February 24, 2017This weird reaction has to do with Crowe’s experience and caliber in the acting industry. “Reading” for a role requires auditioning, which Crowe probably hasn’t done in over a decade.Liefeld doesn’t have a say in any creative decisions on the film, but he certainly wants it to happen. Crowe said that if Ryan Reynolds wanted it, he’d find a way. Stay on targetlast_img