In the post-credits scene of Deadpool the Merc with a Mouth revealed that Cable will co-star in the sequel and brains across the world melted, but since then there hasn't been any real mention of Cable or how he'd be handled. Until now. In a interview with Collider, Deadpool 1 and 2 scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese offer some intriguing details about what we can expect from Cable's somewhat tricky ORIGIN in Deadpool 2.
"SO WITH CABLE, HE’S GOT SUCH A CONVOLUTED PAST, AND SUCH A CONVOLUTED ORIGIN STORY THAT I THINK WE’RE GOING TO TRY TO LEAVE THAT, NOT MYSTERIOUS, BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF TWISTS AND TURNS, CLONING AND ALL THIS STUFF WHERE YOU GO, “OH MY GOD. HOW DO WE GET THAT ACROSS IN A TWO HOUR MOVIE?” I THINK WE’RE GOING TO DISTILL HIM DOWN TO HIS ESSENCE. IT WILL BE AUTHENTIC AND FAITHFUL, BUT IT’S NOT GOING TO INCLUDE THE 18,000 DETAILS IF YOU WERE GOING TO READ A WIKIPEDIA PAGE ABOUT CABLE YOU’D ROLL YOUR EYES"
The best approach for Cable is to Highlight reel HOW HE CAME TO BE and ignore the rest, because Our beloved time-travelling mutant BAMF's origin will be an after thought in this film. If you think about it there are more than a couple of holes in Deadpool, but did we question them? No. Why? Because the movie was that effing spectacular! SO what of the FORTHCOMING X-FORCE MOVIE? WEll, WERNICK AND REESE go on to address how Deadpool 2 will indeed lead to the X-Force, EVEN IF It's not THEIR goal.
RHETT REESE: There is a responsibility we have to the X-Force universe, and I do think we will not disappoint the fans going into Deadpool 2 and then setting up X-Force and beyond.
PAUL WERNICK: We never want to let the tail wag the dog. We want to tell the best Deadpool story we can. But I do think we have a responsibility to think about a larger universe in the way that Marvel does and start to put pieces in place. Some of these movies feel overstuffed and almost choking with the need to set up eighteen different things that pay off down the road, and we want to avoid that responsibility to the extent that it hurts us. We want to hint at things, we want to plan some characters, and we want to make some nods, but we’re very, very cognizant about making sure that Deadpool is above all a Deadpool movie.
REESE: Its purpose is not to set up X-Force. It will likely set up X-Force, but the drive of the movie won’t be our eyes on Movie 3.
Sounds like DP2 will definitely do the heavy lifting for the XFU, but who will be on the team? We can pencil in Deadpool and Cable and it's probably safe to say Wolverine will be involved, but who else would be willing to ride or die with the team? Domino is possible as she's rumored to be in DP2; Neg and Colossus are confirmed for DP2, but using them both in the X-Force movie would feel stale. Besides, I'm all for Neg joining the team on her own. She can leave the giant silver killjoy at the mansion. It's been recently re-confirmed that Channing Tatum is still attached to play Gambit, so $5 says we'll see him pop up in one form or fashion.
It seems the Deadpool lead X-Force Universe is well in hand. If only the folks on the other side could get on the same page, we'd really have some amazing films to look forward to as opposed to only loving the XFU films and dreading THOSE from the XMU.