An “X-Men” Movie With Cable May Happen?

With Gambit and Deadpool getting their own “X-Men” standalone spin-off films, might we see fan favorite Cable also getting his own solo outing?

Appearing at Comikaze, famed “X-Men” comic scribe and “Deadpool” co-creator Rob Liefeld says that in the wake of the woeful ” X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” he was called in to discuss the fate of the “Deadpool” spin-off and to offer advice. Appearing at Comikaze 2014 recently, he talked with ComicBook.com about what happened at that meeting:

“Following Wolverine 2009, the Donners called me into their office and said, ‘Rob, we want to meet and talk to you about Deadpool, since we’re spinning it off. We know we made some missteps, and we want to get it right.’

So I sat there with a bunch of producers, and we sat for several hours, and we talked about different ideas. And I tried to steer them in directions I think. For instance, I’ll tell you, first question they said, ‘Rob, does Cable need to be in the Deadpool movie?’

And I said, ‘No, Deadpool deserves his own function and Cable should come in in his own movie.’ And they were like, ‘Ok, because we were thinking about…’ And I was like, ‘No, you can do them both separately. They don’t need to be in the same movie.’

Look, we had a long talk, we had some ideas, I can’t share them, some of them made it across the finish line.”

He then goes on to say “god bless whoever leaked that” in regards to the leaked “Deadpool” test footage the other month. Because of that leak, or rather the reaction to it, the film is finally happening. As for who could star in it, Liefeld only has one man in mind:

“Ryan is Deadpool. Look, Ryan Reynolds, he’s gone through that same career arc, the guy is ridiculously talented. He has a huge, huge passion for Deadpool. Deadpool’s not happening, because he was a giant star, they said, ‘Ryan, what do you want to do?’ And he said, ‘Deadpool.’ That’s why it happened. They would have no faith otherwise. That movie is because of his passion. He put together the team.”

He also firmly believes that Cable will get a chance to shine onscreen: “Cable is awesome, and he will…when he appears on screen, we’re all going to nerdgasm, because he’s coming. They can’t hold him back. He’s coming.”