It seems that 20th Century Fox is finally going to let Cable out of the box, and fans should be very pleased to hear it. Of course, we still have no idea whether he will be seen in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse‘ or maybe in ‘Wolverine 3,’ but if he does not appear in either of those films, it seems ‘Deadpool’ director Tim Miller feels Cable should definitely be in the sequel with the Merc with the Mouth. According to an interview wherein Miller spoke on the ‘Deadpool’ trailer and the characters in the film, he also spoke at the very end on his feelings on Cable:
“I went through the list of Marvel characters and picked a few others I thought could be visually spectacular and fun. And at the end of that list was Negasonic, which I just thought was a freaky, funny name. And I sent this list over to the writers, Rhett (Reese) and Paul (Wernick), and they were like, ‘Oh my fucking god, we have to use her!’ So that’s how she ended up in the movie. Her name was cool, and we kind of wanted a straight-man to play against Colossus. We thought about Cannonball, but he would’ve been a stupid hick character, whereas the guys wrote Negasonic as this deadpan goth teen, which was a great angle. She turned out really well. There aren’t really many definitive Deadpool villains, apart from Cable. If we don’t put Cable in Deadpool 2 I think we’ll be run out of town on a rail.”
Cable and Deadpool go hand in hand, especially after the pair shared a comic series for years, and even Ryan Reynolds agrees that Cable should definitely appear eventually alongside Deadpool. Of course, a lot depends on which version of Cable 20th Century Fox uses for their cinematic universe, as classic Cable has the background of being the future son of Scott Summers, while the Ultimate version of Cable has him being an older Wolverine, who has all but lost his ability to heal. Should they go with the Wolverine Cable, some are speculating that it might be an interesting way to get Hugh Jackman to hang around, as he would be trading in his claws for a massive gun.