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Deadpool 2 is gearing up to begin filming in the next couple months, but there's still one major obstacle for the film to overcome.
The second-biggest character in the film has yet to be cast.
Cable, Deadpool's time-travelling companion, will have a major role in the film, but the role is still up for grabs. However, the competition just got easier, as perhaps the biggest name rumored for the role is not longer in the running.
While speaking to ComicBook.com's Brandon Davis at CinemaCon, Deadpool 2 director David Leitch confirmed that Brad Pitt is no longer in the running for Cable.
Upon being asked about the Brad Pitt rumors, Leitch gave a very definitive response.
"We had a great meeting with Brad, he was incredibly interested in the property. Things didn't work out schedule-wise. He's a fan, and we love him, and I think he would've made an amazing Cable."
After last week, many thought that Pitt may actually be the favorite to land the role. Rumored concept art featuring the actor as Cable, surfaced online and lead people to believe he was the front-runner. However, a couple of days later, there was a rumor that Michael Shannon currently the top choice.
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