‘Deadpool’ Director Hints That We’ll See Cable as the Villain in a Sequel
Though Ajax (Ed Skrien) is the villain in Deadpool, he doesn’t have the name recognition of some of the other superhero movies. He’s not Ultron or Dr. Doom or Green Goblin or Joker or even Apocalypse. He’s, frankly, a character most audiences won’t know. While this movie might have a largely unrecognizable villain, expect that to change in Deadpool 2 as a major Marvel character will be facing off against the Merc With a Mouth.
Director Tim Miller spoke to Empire about the new Deadpool trailer and spoke a bit about the villains, or lack thereof, in this movie before revealing who he thinks should appear if they ever get a chance to make a sequel.
There aren’t really many definitive Deadpool villains, apart from Cable. If we don’t put Cable in Deadpool 2 I think we’ll be run out of town on a rail.
Cable isn't typically a villainous character, but in a Deadpool sequel he could certainly play the role of antagonist or rival. Fox has been trying to figure out a way to incorporate Cable into an X-Men film for years. In 2009, they hired a group of writers to come up with ideas for a variety of superheroes, including Cable. Recently they announced plans for an X-Force movie with Cable leading the mutant spinoff. Neither of those efforts bore any fruits so using Deadpool to introduce Cable to movie audiences might make sense.
It’s not the first we’ve heard about a potential team up between Cable and Deadpool. Reynolds had this to say at Comic-Con about where he sees Deadpool in the future:
I’d also love to see X-Force develop too and turn into something pretty cool. I always see Deadpool running against the grain for everything he does. He can’t possibly conform to any sort of leadership role. He always has to be the wild card. So you’d have to have someone like Cable running point on a team like X-Force. I’d love for that to be a next step that we take.
So, it certainly sounds like Cable and Deadpool won’t be battling directly against each other, but theirs will be more an adversarial relationship within the confines of a superhero team.
What do you think? Do you want to see Deadpool and Cable team up in the future, in or out of an X-Force movie?
Deadpool opens on February 12, 2016.