DEADPOOL 2: RUSSELL CROWE RESPONDS TO ROB LIEFELD’S CABLE CASTING CAMPAIGN
Russell Crowe to star as Cable in Fox’s upcoming Deadpool sequel, and the actor has responded to his request.Deadpool comic creator Rob Liefeld wants
In a post on Twitter, Liefeld said to Crowe: “@russellcrowe you should read for Cable in Deadpool and X-Force. Just sayin…” to which the Oscar-winning actor (who doesn’t have to “read” for a role at this point) replied: “I should read for it?”
Shortly thereafter, Liefeld apologized, telling Crowe he’s a “huge fan” and that his prior tweet was “poorly worded.” Crowe responded by saying, “I’m sure if @VancityReynolds [Ryan Reynolds] has any interest in that idea he’ll find a way.”
A few hours later, Crowe retweeted a piece of fan art depicting him as Cable to Liefeld, saying, “Hmmm… @robertliefeld thoughts?”
According to Deadpool 2 writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, Fox’s upcoming sequel will simplify Cable’s “convoluted origin.” Deadpool director Tim Miller was originally going to helm the sequel, but left the project over creative differences. Miller reportedly wanted to cast Bloodline star Kyle Chandler as Cable, but Reynolds didn’t agree, and Fox ultimately sided with the actor.