Josh Brolin gave us a perfect take on Cable in 2018’s ‘Deadpool 2‘ but now we’re learning that the character was almost introduced in 2014 with ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ If you are a bit annoyed it took us this long to finally get the character it was actually his creator, Rob Liefeld, who stopped it from happening. Once you know the reason why, I’m sure you’ll be thrilled that he didn’t greenlight an appearance even earlier.
According to Liefeld:
“He was originally in Days of Future Past in the Bishop role, and he got killed. And then there was a note that came back that said he’s kind of too big of a character to do this with, and poor Bishop got slaughtered instead. But I swear to you… So, summer 2012, I was like, you can’t, you can’t have Cable. Like, as much as I want to see him, fans will freaking go nuts if they see him and you kill him immediately. He’s too big.”
While time travel shenanigans could have likely brought Cable back to life, this would have been a disservice to the audience who were fans from the comics. Honestly, a few sentinels wouldn’t seem like a huge inconvenience to the character if they wanted to keep him even slightly true to his nature in his first appearance. Thankfully, this isn’t something we have to be annoyed about thanks to Liefeld.
Are you happy that Rob Liefeld didn’t allow for Cable to appear in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’? Who do you think would have ended up playing him had he been included in the previous film? Do you feel that a disservice was done to Bishop with how quickly he was introduced and killed off? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!
Source: Screen Rant