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Between the Marvel Cinematic Universe, DC Extended Universe, and X-Men franchise, there is no shortage of comic book adaptations hitting the silver screen. And while some critics fear that the genre will soon become too saturated and predictable, certain films defy expectations like Deadpool. The fourth wall breaking romp is set to deliver a sequel next June, and will bring in new mutant characters Domino and Cable to the fray. The latter's backstory is a convoluted mess of timelines, but director David Leitch recently spoke to the source material, and how Cable and Deadpool's comic book relationship will be honored when Deadpool 2 finally arrives in theaters.

Cable has a really interesting and complex backstory. Obviously, no film could ever encapsulate the entire backstory, so I think we'll find the first introduction is about who this character is. When you look at the Cable and Deadpool comic book series, you see how there is banter between them. Whether they are on opposite sides or not, they are definitely formidable to each other. One is frustrating to the other. The chemistry between Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin is amazing. It's not unlike what you see in the Cable and Deadpool series.

This actually sounds like a great way to approach such a complicated character. Rather than trying to force a ton of exposition into Deadpool 2's script, the film will instead mostly focus on capturing Cable's spirit in the film. And this includes the bonkers relationship between Cable and Deadpool that comic book fans are looking forward to.

David Lietch's statement to CBR really helps to quell any fears that comic book fans no doubt have able Cable's silver screen debut. Any time a beloved comic hero or villain is adapted for movies, the hardcore fandom is often displeased when it strays from the source material. But it looks like Deadpool 2 won't try to change Cable's backstory, and will likely includes some necessary exposition through Deadpool's narration. And instead of trying to fit all of Cable's long history into the film, it will instead focus on his relationship with the protagonist, which is the heart of why the character was included in the first place.

Cable's eventual appearance in Deadpool 2 has been anticipated and constantly discussed since the first film arrived in theaters. In the Ferris Bueller-inspired post-credits scene, Wade Wilson announced that the sequel would include the time traveling mutant, starting an instant frenzy regarding who would land the role. The first look at Josh Brolin's Cable looks fantastic, and excitement for his debut has never been higher. And with director David Leitch clearly respecting Cable's comic book roots, we may have a fantastic new silver screen mutant on our hands.

Deadpool 2 will arrive in theaters on June 1, 2018. In the meantime, check out our 2017 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

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