During his appearance at Comikaze 2014, Rob Liefeld detailed a recent discussion he had with executives about the upcoming Deadpool movie. Liefeld said:
“Following Wolverine 2009, the Donners called me into their office and said, ‘Rob, we want to meet and talk to you about Deadpool, since we’re spinning it off. We know we made some missteps, and we want to get it right.’ So I sat there with a bunch of producers, and we sat for several hours, and we talked about different ideas. And I tried to steer them in directions I think. For instance, I’ll tell you, first question they said, ‘Rob, does Cable need to be in the Deadpool movie?’ And I said, ‘No, Deadpool deserves his own function and Cable should come in in his own movie.’ And they were like, ‘Ok, because we were thinking about…’ And I was like, ‘No, you can do them both separately. They don’t need to be in the same movie.’ Look, we had a long talk, we had some ideas, I can’t share them, some of them made it across the finish line.”
It seems as though execs are planning to use Cable in some aspect of the movie universe but it is still unclear as to when he could first surface on-screen, whether it is in the upcoming Deadpool movie or perhaps in the next X-Men movie, X-Men: Apocalypse. Liefeld also stated that he feels that Ryan Reynolds is the only person capable of playing Deadpool on-screen and that no one is as excited as Reynolds as playing one of Liefeld’s iconic creations. It was during the end of the New Mutants run that Liefeld introduced the fan-favorite characters Deadpool and Cable.
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