The one and only Ron Perlman heavily implied via Facebook today, that he should be the one to play Cable in the Deadpool sequel. This came only a week after Dolph Lundgren suggested that he too would make a Kick-ass Cable in an interview with Nerdist.
Dolph Lundgren has the advantage here since Deadpool himself name dropped him in the the after credits scene of the first movie. However something about that interview rubbed me the wrong way. Perhaps it was Dolph admitting that he “hasn’t watched a lot of these superhero movies” or that he didn’t know the name of the movie Deadpool, until he was prompted. Or perhaps it’s because Dolph tends to play muscle-bound action heroes that aren’t particularly smart. Cable is a smart character. He’s Nathan Summers, child to Scott Summers and Jean Grey. This man is a pedigree X-man. He deserves a character that can truly do him justice.
I believe Ron Perlman could be the man to do it. He’s already earned our respect with movies like Hellboy, Hellboy 2 and Blade 2, and his phenomenal voice work for Fallout 3, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox and Adventure Time! Ron Perlman has pedigree, just like Cable. Plus, as Ron himself quipped on Facebook “I’m the only one with Cable’s friggin HAIR!”