Spoilers: Cable Must Feature In A Solo Origin Movie And Not Just Another Deadpool Sequel


Deadpool 2 is turning out to be another bonanza for Twentieth Century Fox, and one major element of the film which is being loved by the fans and critics is Josh Brolin’s portrayal of the time-traveling Cable. In the timeline of Deadpool movie, he has come back from future to kill Russell (Julian Dennison) a young mutant who is set to grow up and become Firefist, the killer of Cable’s family.

Eventually, Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) stops Cable from carrying out his mission, and after he secures his family’s future, Cable stays back in the present with Wade Wilson, Domino, and others.

However, despite his role being pivotal to the story of Deadpool 2, barring a few visuals here and there, not much detail about Cable’s origins was provided. It has been rumored that Cable’s origins will be explored in the upcoming Deadpool films, but, frankly, whether it be any future Deadpool movie or an X-Force film, Cable’s origin story won’t get its dues there.

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Instead, considering the potential of the character that director David Leitch has established, Cable’s untold origin story deserves to be made into a solo movie to give him a worthy introduction to his rich, although, confusing origins.

Cable is an intricate character, but, in Deadpool 2 he has just been converted from a man on a mission to a man wandering in time. Despite that, if his origins have to be really delved into, it has to be given adequate space, not as a part of a team-up film where he is restrained or distracted by the presence of other characters. If his history is confined to just flashbacks, it will deny fans of experiencing what Cable really offers.

A solo film devoted to Cable’s origins will be of great help, establishing base right to the moment when he reached home and found his family dead, which eventually led to the time travel in Deadpool 2. By retaining the focus on him, Fox can delve into various aspects of the character which are ready to be explored and narrate a genuinely thrilling story in the process.

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While Cable is not acknowledged to be a mutant, there is a huge gap to be filled if he really happens to be Nathan Summers, the child of Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor (a clone of Jean Grey). He can easily be retconned as a descendant of Scott and Jean, wiping out his crazy comic book origin story, and explaining how it is his bloodline which helped him overpower the techno-organic virus nestling in his body. His battle against being turned into more of a machine than a human is what audiences would easily understand and long-term fans would also see how his heritage saved his humanity. This angle would create an obvious path leading to the Summers family tree, probably in a time where X-Men were non-existent. We would get to see Cable’s daughter, Hope, and maybe his mentor, Rachel Summers, both powerful psychics and hosts of the Phoenix Force in the comic books.

A detailed origin story might give more insight into the war he fought, apart from his mission to hunt Firefist. Cable has taken on some of the mightiest X-Men villains in the comic books. His evil clone, Stryfe is a likely choice, but, there is also the option of redeeming characters that the studio failed earlier because, in the comic books, he was the guy who actually infected Cable with the techno-organic virus. The studio is at liberty to play around with the timeline, create a reborn Apocalypse or simply use time-travel to resurrect him and create a fight.

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Bishop has been on the sidelines in X-Men: Days of Future Past, and he can also be thrown in as another time traveler who regularly confronts Cable. Since the base is set for Mr. Sinister, aka Nathaniel Essex to feature in Fox’s X-Men franchise as the person who was behind the manipulation of Cable’s birth, this almost immortal villain might also play the bad guy in Cable’s timeline.

Eventually, a solo movie would make us comprehend how Cable became a solo army, especially with the great deal of tech he carries around. It would be logical to show a genius creator like Forge creating Cable’s weapons, especially the time-slider. If nothing more, to find out more about his friends and the lives he has committed to protecting would make him appear identical to the dark, brave Logan James Mangold. The fact is, such fascinating characters like Cable must be explored, and with due attention. Fox might have a classic movie on its hands here.

The David Leitch directed Deadpool 2 features Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Stefan Kapičić as the voice of Colossus, and Karan Soni as Dopinder, with newcomers ZazieBeetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Cable, Julian Dennison as Russell and Jack Kesy as Black Tom Cassidy.


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