'Stranger Things' Star David Harbour Eyed to Play Cable in 'Deadpool 2'

Here's some cool news about Deadpool 2. Although the time-traveling mutant has yet to appear on the big screen, he has an extensive history with Deadpool in the comics. David Harbour, who played Chief Jim Hopper on Netflix's summer hit Stranger Things, has screen-tested for Cable and is a popular candidate by the studio to take the role for Deadpool 2, the sequel to last year's mega-hit Deadpool. Harbour isn't a stranger to superhero films.

Casting is not complete and Harbour doesn't yet have the job, but he has screen tested with Reynolds and is definitely one of the actors under consideration for the role.

Deadpool 2 does not have a release date yet, but it is claimed the movie will start shooting on 1st May this year. Besides Harbour, Kyle Chandler has also been rumored to be in the running for Cable. As Ryan Reynolds made Wade Wilson/Deadpool a breakout darling through his alignment with the character, so is the pressure to get it right for Cable.

"Deadpool 2" heads to cinemas on 2 March 2018. He is the son of X-Men member Cyclops (Scott Summers) and Madelyne Pryor (a clone of the mutant telepath Jean Grey). As a baby, he was transported into one possible future timeline. That's actually a really simplistic explanation of his origins - his backstory is complicated even by X-Men standards, which is really saying something - but writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have already promised they'll simplify it for the movie. He is also able to merge his techno-organic body with machinery, making him super strong and, sometimes, electronically advanced.

Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese are now working on the script and John Wick's David Leith is in the director's chair for the second outing of the new franchise, which is set to reap the same success as its predecessor.

  • Salvatore Jensen