Ever since Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) revealed in the after-credits scene of his 2016 R-rated blockbuster that Cable would appear in the sequel, everyone has been speculating who would play the time-traveling mutant with a bionic-arm, a gray flat-top, and a messiah complex. Now, it appears as though it will be Pierce Brosnan, the former James Bond.
On today’s episode of Meet the Movie Press, Forbes’s Simon Thompson said he chatted with director David Leitch at the world premiere of John Wick: Chapter 2, and after he congratulated Leitch on landing the Deadpool 2 gig, he tried to lure Leitch into confirming a casting rumor. “So I said, ‘Congratulations on casting Pierce Brosnan,'” Thompson explained, “and he went, ‘We have not yet.'”
Mashable’s Jeff Sneider then chimed in, “[Variety’s] Justin [Kroll] can’t say anything, but, yeah, I’ve heard it’s going to him.”
Well, if Brosnan does indeed land the role, Thompson says all reveals for the film — character and casting — will come from its star and producer, Ryan Reynolds. So keep a close eye on his Twitter account.
As for the rumor itself, it originated last month when Reynolds and Hugh Jackman posted photos of their social media accounts in which they posed with Brosnan. It’s not much to go on, but for the internet, all it takes is to be a former action star over the age of 60 and in the vicinity of Reynolds to get a Cable rumor attached to them.