Hey everyone, gather around and take a seat. Look, I know we’ve all had a rough couple months. But, you guys have been good, and I think you all deserve a little treat. And guess what! The Hollywood Reporter agrees, which is why they’ve revealed that Michael Shannon is, in fact, the frontrunner to play Cable in the Deadpool sequel. I know, I can hardly believe it myself.

Sayeth THR:

Michael Shannon has emerged as the frontrunner for the much-buzzed about Deadpool 2 role of Cable opposite Ryan Reynolds …

Sources say that Shannon isn’t the only one on the studio’s list but is the one leading the pack as the top choice at this stage.

We’ve experienced something of a rollercoaster ride when it comes to the casting of Cable. Originally, it was looking more and more likely that America’s most famous dad Kyle Chandler would play the role, before the original director of Deadpool 2 left the project. Then, David Harbour (of Stranger Things fame) was floated as a name that was being considered.

And now, Michael Shannon.

Now, the report states that Deadpool 2 director David Leitch is still considering other actors for the role, but let’s be honest for a moment. You don’t just drop a name like Michael freakin’ Shannon not deliver. I mean, I’m sure that all of the actors being considered would do a great job in the role.

But Michael Shannon.

Regardless, Deadpool 2 is set to start shooting in a few months, so I’m sure we’ll know who our Cable is soon enough. Now, until then, let’s all start a Shannon/Cable prayer circle.

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