Last week, Mashable’s Jeff Sneider revealed that Kyle Chandler’s name is being floated around for the role of Cable in Deadpool 2, which will begin filming next year. We’re not entirely sure if Chandler is still up for the role, but that hasn’t stopped fans from sharing their thoughts on the news. Needless to say, a lot of people like him while others don’t, but now Rob Liefeld, the man who created Deadpool, Cable and many of these characters, has weighed in on the matter.
In a video on Nerdy Pop, Liefeld made it clear that he has no idea if Chandler is indeed the frontrunner to play Cable, but he explained why director Tim Miler and 20th Century Fox would be lucky to have someone like him in the movie:
“I don’t know Kyle Chandler. I don’t know him. I don’t know if he’s ever going to play Cable, but we would be so lucky to have an actor as talented as Kyle Chandler, who has been in Martin Scorsese movies… Kyle Chandler is one of the best actors in Hollywood. People trip over themselves to work with him. If, by chance that rumor was true and the production was lucky enough to get somebody as talented as him, I would just trust in the people that gave you Deadpool to figure that out for the best.”
The artist also urged fans to calm down and trust Miller, Ryan Reynolds and the rest of the creative team behind the sequel:
“I would just say, everybody calm down. My whole thing, I would have #TrustInTim, trust in Tim Miller the fantastic director, and trust in Ryan [Reynolds] our producer and genius performer, and Simon [Klingberg], and Rhett [Reese], and Paul [Wernick]. That’s what I would say.”
You can check out the video below.
What do you guys think? Do you agree with Liefeld’s comments on the matter? As always, be sure to sound-off your thoughts in the comment section below.