We've heard a whole bunch of names tossed around for the role of Cable in Deadpool 2. The Rock. Schwarzenegger. Dolph Lundgren. Stephen Lang, for some reason. But according to a newly-circulating rumor, Friday Night Lights' Kyle Chandler is the current frontrunner for the job.
The rumor can be traced back to Mashable's Jeff Sneider, who (according to the folks over at ScreenRant) dropped the bomb on the latest episode of Meet The Movie Press. Sneider apparently says the rumor should be taken with the requisite "huge grain of salt" (in my experience, this is a phrase typically employed by film bloggers when the rumors they're hearing come from untested sources...or a single, unverifiable source), and I'm prepared to take that advice.
But, wait! There's more! In addition to the Chandler-as-Cable rumor, Sneider is also saying that X-Force character Domino will also have a part to play in Deadpool 2, (Sneider claims she'll be the film's "scene-stealer") and that Mackenzie Davis - last seen in The Martian - is currently being eyed for the role.
I have zero trouble believing that Domino and Cable will pop up in Deadpool 2, and Mackenzie Davis seems like a fine choice for Domino. But Chandler? As Cable? Stranger things have happened, I suppose, but until it's confirmed, I'll be sitting over here cradling this globe-sized chunk of salt.