Warning: There are spoilers for Deadpool ahead! You've been warned!

In the weeks leading up to Deadpool's release, there was talk about the chances of Cable appearing in Deadpool 2. Now, thanks to Wade Wilson giving audiences the inside scoop at the end of his movie while wearing a bath robe in Ferris Bueller's house, it's official: Cable will be in the sequel. Aside from giving viewers not familiar with the comics an idea of what Cable's all about, the Deadpool post-credits scene didn't reveal anything else about what to expect from the new addition on the big screen, but depending on how fast Deadpool 2 gets put into production, 20th Century Fox will undoubtedly start looking for actors to play the time traveling mutant.

So what are the main criteria for choosing an actor to play Cable? He has to be an older gentleman (sorry, Keira Knightley), he has to bring the right balance of toughness and tragedy, and most importantly, he has to be as bulked up as possible. Using these guidelines, we've picked six actors who would be the best fit to play Cable in Deadpool 2, and maybe beyond. As his first cinematic appearance, it's important that Cable is done justice in the Merc with the Mouth's follow-up, and we think these folks have what it takes.

Stephen Lang

One only needs to look at Stephen Lang to understand why he's on this list. The grey hair, those huge arms, the age: the resemblance is uncanny. Just imagine one of his arms being bionic and the other holding a massive gun, and it would look like Cable jumped straight out of the comics. Even better, Lang is already campaigning to play Cable online by showing off his biceps pre-training, and they're impressive. If you watched Lang as Avatar's villain, Colonel Miles Quaritch, you know this guy is good at playing the badass, so let's turn it around and make him a benevolent badass. Pack on a little more muscle to those already huge arms, and we have a winner on our hands. Even if he doesn't get to Cable-levels of mass (and that's also ignoring the ridiculous sizes from '90s comics), Lang's still big and aggressive enough that you can imagine him surviving in a post-apocalyptic timeline by any means necessary. That what's more important in the long run.

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