Rob Liefeld advised against using Cable in Deadpool. The character’s creator thought the time traveler with a bionic arm and a glowing eye was unnecessary for Wade Wilson’s origin story. The filmmakers considered Cable for the film, but ultimately he was left out and saved as a tease for the end credits. The character is next up at bat, though, as he plays a prominent role in David Leitch‘s (John Wick) Deadpool 2. Cable has a complicated backstory in the comics, which the real heroes of Deadpool, screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, plan on distilling down to its bare essentials.
Below, the screenwriters discuss writing the Cable origin story.
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I attended a Q&A with Marvel head Kevin Feige last night which you can read about elsewhere on the site (Infinity Stones/Infinity War and the future of the Marvel Universe). One quote in particular no one seems to be focusing on is something Feige said when answering my question about how they can insert a character like Spider-Man into the long-term arc leading to Infinity War, which has clearly already been plotted far in advance.
His answer contained a little nugget of information: Marvel has contingency story plans in the far-off case the company is able to get back the movie character rights for some of the properties they don’t currently control. As you know, this currently stands at the X-Men and Fantastic Four universes, which includes Wolverine, Silver Surfer, Deadpool, Cable and others. Find out exactly what Feige said about the Marvel contingency plans, after the jump.
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Does Felicity Jones want to play full Black Cat in the Spider-Man movies? Why are the X-Men back in 1992? Will Cable be in the Deadpool movie? Who is helping Hans Zimmer with the Batman v Superman score? What did Chadwick Boseman have to say now a few days removed from the big Black Panther news? Which Batman character did Ben McKenzie dress as for Halloween? Is Loki going to be in Avengers: Infinity War? How does Jon Favreau feel about the new Marvel movies? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »