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Dolph Lundgren (sorta) wants the Cable gig in Deadpool 2

Since it emerged that Cable will be in Deadpool 2, plenty of actors have been linked with the time-travelling mutant. The latest to nominate himself for the role is Expendables star Dolph Lundgren, although his reasoning is a little suspect:

"I haven’t watched a lot of these superhero movies; for some reason, I don’t know, I’m just busy making films", Lundgren told Nerdist (opens in new tab). "I did hear in… Deadpool, isn’t there a character named Cable that’s coming? Like, he’s a big guy? I guess I could kick some butt doing that, I suppose. We’ll see. When I saw the picture, he looks a little bit like Ivan Drago mixed with Gunner Jensen mixed with… I don’t know".

Lundgren is no stranger to the superhero genre - he played The Punisher back in the late 80's - and while he certainly looks the part, it doesn't sound like he's that passionate about the character. When you add that to the fact Lundgren's recent credits have almost entirely been straight-to-video fare, it becomes less likely that he'll end up a serious contender for the role.

Personally I'm still rooting for Keira Knightley...

Directed by Tim Miller and starring Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool 2 is yet to be assigned a release date.

Images: Lionsgate

Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.