Report: Deadpool 2 Eyes Stranger Things Star to Play Cable

"Stranger Things" star David Harbour has reportedly screen-tested for the role of Cable in Fox's "Deadpool" sequel. The story originates with TheWrap, which cites "an individual with knowledge of the situation" but provides no other details.

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The question of who might play the time-traveling mutant in the sequel has hung in the air since the post-credits sequence of the 2016 hit, when Ryan Reynolds' Merc With a Mouth teased the introduction of the fan-favorite character.

David Harbour in Stranger Things

However, writing Cable and casting him are two very different things, with several actors becoming linked to the role over the past year. Everyone from Dolph Lundgren to Ron Perlman to Stephen Lang has lobbied for the part, and although "Friday Night Lights" star Kyle Chandler was once said to be under consideration, former director Tim Miller insists that was never the case. Just last week speculation turned to Oscar winner Russell Crowe, who seems content to play along.

Standing 6-foot-3, the 41-year-old Harbour has also appeared on such television series as "The Newsroom," "Manhattan" and "State of Affairs," and in such films as "Quantum of Solace," "Black Mass" and "Suicide Squad."

Directed by David Leitch (“John Wick”), the “Deadpool” sequel see Reynolds reprise his role as the Merc With a Mouth, joined (so far) by Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Karan Soni as Dopinder and, presumably, Stefan Kapičić as the voice of Colossus. The film is targeted for release in 2018.=

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