Deadpool

‘Deadpool 2’ writers explain how they’ll handle Cable’s convoluted origin

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In the end credits scene of Deadpool, Deadpool revealed that Cable would be a part of the sequel. While that was a bit of optimism on the part of the filmmakers that Deadpool would be a hit, the movie ended up grossing $783 million worldwide, so a sequel became a no-brainer and that guaranteed that Cable would be a part of the film.

The question then becomes, “How do you handle this character?” As fans of the comics know, Cable has an incredibly convoluted origin that would probably require a miniseries to explain in total and still come off as somewhat unsatisfying. Thankfully, Deadpool 2 writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese are already thinking ahead on how to properly adapt the character without having to be completely faithful to his complicated origins.

Steve Weintraub spoke to the screenwriters about how they’re planning to handle Cable, and their answer was incredibly encouraging:

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