Man of Steel star Michael Shannon is reportedly the new frontrunner to play Cable in Deadpool 2.
Variety reports that, while no deal has been agreed, Shannon has been the top choice at Fox for a week. Shannon is no stranger to comic book movies, having played General Zod in Man of Steel.
Michael Shannon as General Zod in Man of Steel.
Earlier this month, Stranger Things’ David Harbour was also reportedly up for the role and was even screen-tested by Fox. Several other actors have been rumored to play the time traveling mutant, while Cable and Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld championed Russell Crowe to play the character.