Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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'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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  1. ‘War Machine’ Trailer: Netflix Pic Tracks General Brad Pitt’s Fast Rise & Faster Fall
    “Most of us here will know Gen. McMahon as the man who kicked al-Qaida in the sack.” How’s that for an introduction. Here’s the first trailer for War Machine, the Netflix original film starring Brad Pitt as a four-star U.S. general who is tasked with leading the war in Afghanistan and his roller-coaster rise and fall. Part reality, part savage parody, it raises the specter of just where the line between them lies today.
    Billed as “a film for our times” from writer-director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom), it follows McMahon (Pitt) as he leaps into the fray like a rock star to command NATO forces in Afghanistan — “Just finish this thing,” he is instructed — only to be taken down by his own hubris and a journalist’s no-holds-barred exposé.

    Inspired by the book The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan by the late journalist Michael Hastings, War Machine also stars Emory Cohen, RJ Cyler, Topher Grace, Anthony Michael Hall, Anthony Hayes, John Magaro, Scoot McNairy, Will Poulter, Alan Ruck, Lakeith Stanfield, Josh Stewart, Meg Tilly, Tilda Swinton and Ben Kingsley.

    Produced by Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Ted Sarandos and Ian Bryce and EP’d by James W. Skotchdopole, Pauline Fischer, Sarah Bowen and Sarah Esberg, it starts streaming May 26.

    Run the trailer up the flagpole and let us know if you salute.