Ever since Deadpool’s credits ended and we were treated to a bathrobe-clad Merc With The Mouth teasing us about the role of Cable in Deadpool 2, we’ve been wondering: Who would get the role? According to the post credits “It could be anybody. [They] just need a big guy with a flat top… Mel Gibson, Dolpa Lundgren, Kiera Knightly” ANYBODY!
Well we might have just gotten that “anybody” as Ryan recently posted this photo to instagram with himself, Hugh Jackman and Pierce Brosnan doing the famous “Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, See No Evil” pose – or should we say “Hear No Spoilers, Speak No Spoilers, See No Spoilers”?
Around the same time, Hugh Jackman posted a similar picture of the three hanging out and looking very excited about something. So what was this? Was this in fact a meeting to get both Brosman AND Jackman on board? Previously, Jackman said that while he likes the idea of working with Reynolds he’s not sure if it’d be incentive enough to plug in the adamantium claws one last time. Then again, that was his opinion almost a year ago. Could his tune have changed considering all of Deadpool’s recent accolades and nominations?
Then again, this could just been a simple fun meeting of 3 huge action stars. But let’s dare to dream for a moment and imagine what it’d be like to have these two in Deadpool 2. Considering the number of Wolverine/ Hugh Jackman jokes in Deadpool, seeing the real thing in the film would be absolutely hilarious – even if just a cameo. Maybe Jackman asks Deadpool to stop using his face as a paper mask? It’s Deadpool. He can do anything with that.
Though the real fun would be if Brosnan is indeed lined up to play fan-favorite Cable. Now for those who don’t know, Cable is the time traveling son of Cyclops who not only is trying to avoid a horrible future but also hates Apocalypse. There are tons of stories revolving around this character – and he and Deadpool have a few of their own – but this info is more than enough to give our “friendly neighborhood Pool-guy” some 4th wall material to break. Maybe Cable comments on how Apocalypse is coming and Wade remarks on the low ratings of the last X-Men film, X-Men: Apocalypse. Maybe Wade and Logan joke about how much Cable’s dad annoyed them in the first X-Men trilogy?
Whatever the Deadpool 2 team has in store, I’m sure it’ll be great. And Pierce Brosnan would surprisingly make an excellent Cable. Sure he’s not the first person to come to mind – or even the 5th – but when you take a moment to think about…. “Sure, yah, I can kind of see that”. And remember it’s Deadpool! So even if Brosnan is in Deadpool 2 for a completely different reason, there’s nothing against Wade making a blatant Goldeneye/ 007 reference.
But what do you think of these Instagram pics: Was this a fun photo op that everyone is getting WAY too excited over? Is this a teaser of things to come? Does Kiera Knightly still have a shot? Sound off in the comments below!
Joe primarily covers video games news (i.e.: Pokemon, Spyro & Destiny) as well as the occasional ‘Theory Thursday’ pieces. Before writing for FanFest, Joe was the Creator & Editor of TheInsightfulPanda.com. He is also an illustrator and is currently working on Season 3 of his not-for-profit, fan-art crossover series PokéRangers on Instagram.