Is there still a possibility that Stephen Lang might play Cable in Deadpool 2?
On Thursday, Cinema Blend posted some details on this rumor where the actor, himself, opened up on playing the part in the anticipated sequel. But as it turns out, the odds aren't too great that he'll score the role since Lang has something else in the works right now.
"I think it's highly unlikely that they would ever give me that part, for a number of reasons, one of which being that it's the same studio as Avatar," Lang explained. "It's conceivable it would be a scheduling conflict, but you know, what I've said is that if they did give me the part, they'd be very satisfied- because I'll play the hell out of that part."
If it turns out that someone else lands the role, then Lang would be nothing but supportive.
"If they don't give me the part, then I can be magnanimous in defeat, compliment the actor who does get the part, and console myself with four sequels to Avatar," he said.
Lang also pointed out how fans have expressed big interest in his potential to play Cable, something he's appreciative of.
"The extend of my campaigning for the role was the initial tweet, and then after that, what I do is, when people do fan art, where they make me Cable, I retweet it because I think it's cool," he said. "Because why not? Because quite frankly, it's a win-win situation."
Deadpool 2 is expected to hit theaters sometime next year.