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Here’s Your Deadpool 2 Villain (If Deadpool 2 Happens)

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We all saw and thoroughly dug the first big, bad, and red trailer for Marvel’s Deadpool, but the good folks at Empire already have the scoop on Deadpool 2, which hasn’t even been announced. Deadpool director Tim Miller talked to them about this week’s trailer, and while he had some pretty nifty things to say about that, what caught many eyes was Miller’s thoughts on Deadpool’s small, um, pool of villains. Here’s what the director had to say about that:

“There aren’t really many definitive Deadpool villains, apart from Cable. If we don’t put Cable in Deadpool 2 I think we’ll be run out of town on a rail.”

Son of Cyclops and Jean Grey clone Madelyne Prior, and half bro of Rachel Summers, Cable (aka Nathan Summers) was first teased in the 86th issue of The New Mutants (circa February, 1990) and was more formally introduced in the following issue. The story goes that Cable was born in the present, sent to the dystopian future, and then sent back to the present as an adult to avert the apocalypse. About a year after his introduction, Cable squared off against Deadpool, but they later teamed up for a 50-issue run. You could say Cable was the Murtaugh to Deadpool’s Riggs.

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Cable’s no villain, so we’re curious to see how things might play out in the yet-to-be-confirmed-but-almost-definitely-confirmed Deadpool sequel. Cut to six years from now, they’ll probably be an odd couple crime-fighting duo in Deadpool 3.

And if Cable somehow doesn’t appear in future Deadpools, he’ll certainly pop up in X-Men spin-off The New Mutants, which recently nabbed Josh Boone as its writer-director.

Deadpool swears and shoots stuff in theatres February 12. Here’s the trailer, again, because it’s that good:

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