It looks like the role casting the widest net at the moment has two more names added to the longest of shortlists. This week, Michael Shannon and Brad Pitt are linked with the part of Cable for Deadpool 2, with the former Nocturnal Animals star reported to be the new frontrunner.
This would be quite the coup for Marvel as they bring across a man who is synonymous with the rival DC franchise courtesy of his role in 2013's Man of Steel. And, just in case you having been living under a rock, he played the part of General Zod. While that connection had people talking, Jeff Sneider from The Tracking Board explained that Ryan Reynolds, Paul Wernick, Rhett Reese, David Leitch and the studio are contemplating the inclusion of the one and only Brad Pitt.
"Will be interesting to see if Brad Pitt plays Cable. In meantime, sounds like Sony is working on a Spider-Man sequel," tweeted Sneider.
Deadpool and X-Force To Get Their Own Sequels
Screenwriter Rhett Reese outlined how this arm of the Marvel franchise will expand out. Rather than meshing together a convoluted system where Reynolds would be shoehorned into the X-Force with his own narrative being lost, the scribe said that the two will co-exist to make for more movie madness in the near future.
"It's working in an expansive way towards X-Force, which will really be more of an ensemble," Reese remarked. "But then that will allow us to do both an X-Force movie and a Deadpool 3, which actually contracts back down.
So I think we'll be able to take two paths. One is where we're launching something bigger, but then another where we're contracting and staying personal and small. So I think best of all worlds, really."
Deadpool 2 is slated for a 2018 release, while 2019 appears to be the most logical slot for X-Force to debut.
Merc with the Mouth Gets His Dancing Shoes On
Fan made videos always lend themselves to weird and wacky ideas. This effort titled "Beauty and the Beast 'Gaston' Parody" attempts to mesh the Disney classic with the R rated Marvel romp and the results are hilarious.
The video includes some Marvel regulars in the form of Black Widow, Rogue, Psylocke, Spider-Man and even a great little Wolverine cameo at the end. It's a concept that is unlikely to make it's way to the big screen, but predicting any plot sequence for a Deadpool installment is a fool's errand.