Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) Actor Michael Shannon might play the role of Cable in upcoming superhero film "Deadpool 2".
While no deal has yet been made, Shannon has been the top choice for the role, reports variety.com.
An official release date for Ryan Reynolds' sequel has not yet been announced.
"John Wick" fame director David Leitch has been roped in to direct "Deadpool 2" after Tim Miller dropped out due to creative differences with Reynolds.
"Deadpool", which released in 2016, minted $782.6 million at the box office worldwide.
Earlier, it was announced that "Atlanta" actress Zazie Beetz has also joined the cast as mutant mercenary Domino.