Just like the typical superhero movie post-credits scene, Deadpool’s back in February set up a future plot point, albeit in a Ferris Bueller’s Day Off setting. The Merc with the Mouth informed moviegoers that Cable will be appearing in Deadpool 2, bringing perhaps Marvel’s oddest couple together in live action for the first time. While it remains to be seen who will play the cinematic version of Cable, it sounds like his straight-laced personality will continue provide the traditional foil seen in the comics for the sequel.
Although the Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were cagey over how Deadpool 2’s progress is coming along, Resse explained to Hitfix how Cable’s serious demeanor contrasting with Deadpool’s eccentricity will make a fun dynamic for the sequel. In his words:
There's a lot of fun in that he's very serious and he does take on more serious weighty issues than Deadpool's used to taking on, so I think there's a juxtaposition there that can be fun. We had a lot of fun with Colossus in the first movie, just by virtue of him being a foil to Deadpool, being a goody two-shoes and a straight shooter and Deadpool being irreverent. And I think Cable offers us the opportunity to provide another really cool, different foil for Deadpool.
As anyone who read the comics or watched the movie knows, Deadpool’s a wise cracker. Sure he can be serious occasionally, but 90% of the time he’s making jokes or breaking the fourth wall while slicing and shooting his enemies. So when he joins forces with Cable, hilarity always ensued as their goals don’t usually match up entirely. As Rhett Reese noted, Colossus filled the "straight man" role in Deadpool trying to get Wade Wilson to act heroic while Wade was just trying to carry out his revenge and curse to his heart’s content. Cable will fill a similar role, though because he’s come from an apocalyptic future, he’s a little more rushed with saving our world in the past.
When Deadpool and Cable first met each other in the comics, the former was trying to kill the latter, though to be fair, this was when Wade Wilson’s humorous personality hadn’t been fully fleshed out yet. The two of them met under better circumstances a few more times, but heir unusual partnership was on full display in the 50-issue Cable & Deadpool series, where Cable was trying to change the world for the better and Deadpool was, well, being his usual, chaotic self. Along with Cable, Deadpool 2 is expected to include Domino, so the Merc with the Mouth certainly won’t be lacking in mutant allies to team up with and annoy again.
Although 20th Century Fox hasn’t announced when Deadpool 2 hits theaters, the current rumors suggest it might arrive in early 2018, but we’ll update you when more official information comes along.