Brad Pitt Out Of “Deadpool 2” Running

The casting of Cable in the upcoming “Deadpool” sequel is still in the works. At last report four names have been linked to play the time-travelling, cybernetically-enhanced Cable – Brad Pitt, Michael Shannon, David Harbour and Russell Crowe.

Well, Pitt’s name can be squelched from that list according to director David Leitch who tells ComicBook.com:

“We had a great meeting with Brad, he was incredibly interested in the property. 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.”

Shannon would appear to be the frontrunner at present. The film’s writer Rhett Reese recently told Coming Soon that they’ll play up the relationship between Cable and Deadpool in a specific way:

“Ryan plays Deadpool with a hint of femininity, and I think that can be funny opposite a Cable who’s uber-masculine. That’ll come into casting and performance and the character design and his wardrobe and things like that too. I think we’ll definitely play into that.”

“Deadpool 2” is aiming to begin production this year ahead of a 2018 release.