Ron Perlman is lobbying hard to play Cable in Deadpool 2

The Sons of Anarchy star sees himself as the ideal fit and we rather agree.

Ron Perlmann posing for Hand of God.
Dead on for Deadpool Ron Perlmann could be perfect for this Image Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Amazon Studios

Ron Perlman is a man with a dream and that dream involves him playing the part of Cable in the next Deadpool movie.

Ever since Ryan Reynolds’ Merc with the Mouth hinted at the X-Men favourite featuring in the next Deadpool movie, the internet has been awash with rumours about who could play the role.


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For a while, it seemed like Avatar star Stephen Lang was among the favourites to land the role helped, in no small part, by the fact he looks eerily similar to the Cable drawn in the comics.

But Lang is now facing competition from Sons of Anarchy star Perlman, who has been busy on Instagram over the last few days lobbying hard to land the role.

Or hair. I'm the only one with #Cable's friggin HAIR!

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And, in all fairness, the 66-year-old bears more than a passing resemblance to Nathan Summers with a variety of mocked up fan art demonstrating just how cool he could look in the role.


Even my fave artist got into the fray…

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Perlman has some experience work big screen adaptations of comic book favourites, having starred as Hellboy in two critically acclaimed outings.

He also featured as Dieter Reinhardt in Blade 2 and had a brief role in unofficial Punisher movie sequel The Punisher: Dirty Laundry.


The defense rests…….

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Despite this, Perlman will be aiming to make it five comic book outings with a part alongside Reynolds’ wisecracking hero. Expect this one to be bloody folks, very bloody.

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