'Deadpool 2' News Update: Brad Pitt Out, Russell Crow Or Michael Shannon To Replace Him?

By Staff Reporter | Mar 31, 2017 01:21 PM EDT
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After the success of the first "Deadpool" film, moviegoers are already looking forward to its sequel. "Deadpool 2" updates revealed that Brad Pitt is officially out in the cast for the role of Cable.

The "Allied" star is in the run to play Cable in "Deadpool 2." Unfortunately, Brad Pitt needs to be replaced with a new actor duet conflict in schedules.

"We had a great meeting with Brad, he was incredibly interested in the property," director David Leitch told ComicBook.com. "Things didn't work out schedule-wise. He's a fan, and we love him, and I think he would've made an amazing Cable."

Aside from Angelina Jolie's estranged husband, there are rumors that "Man of Steel" star Michael Shannon is the top choice to play as Cable in "Deadpool 2." Other favorite actors are David Harbour and Russell Crowe.

A fan art of Russell Crowe as Cable for "Deadpool 2" is circulating online and it is undeniable that the "Gladiator" star has the potential for the role. Crowe even took the time to share the tweet.

Cable is a key character in "Deadpool 2." He is Deadpool's time-travelling companion and is set to have a major role in the upcoming film.

In a separate interview, David Leitch told Empire that "Deadpool 2" will have more action scenes. In fact, he is planning to expand it and make it so interesting similar to 87Eleven.

However, Deadpool's brand like his four-wall breaking, sass-mouthed charm and thermonuclear glibness will continue in the sequel. The superhero's winning formula will continue in "Deadpool 2."

"Deadpool 2" is expected to hit the big screen in 2018. The cast will include Ryan Reynolds, Brianna Hildebrand, Zazie Beetz, Kara Soni, Stefan Kapicic and more.

At the time, the role for Cable is still up for grab. Who do you think fits best for the role? Drop a comment below.

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