Nathan Summers finally made his big screen debut last year as Josh Brolin took on the role of Cable alongside Ryan Reynolds’ Merc with a Mouth in Deadpool 2, but it seems we almost got an appearance from the time-travelling mutant some four years earlier.
Speaking to Screen Rant, Deadpool and Cable creator Rob Liefeld has revealed that Bryan Singer planned to utilise Cable in X-Men: Days of Future Past, with the character making a brief appearance in the 2014 movie before being killed off.
“He was originally in Days of Future Past in the Bishop role and he got killed,” said Liefeld. “And then there was a note that came back that said he’s kind of too big of a character to do this with, and poor Bishop got slaughtered instead. But I swear to you… So, summer 2012, I was like, you can’t, you can’t have Cable. Like, as much as I want to see him fans will freaking go nuts if they see him and you kill him immediately. He’s too big.”
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X-Men: Days of Future Past is directed by Bryan Singer and sees X-Men veterans Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Patrick Stewart (Professor X), Ian McKellen (Magneto), Lucas Till (Havok), Halle Berry (Storm), Anna Paquin (Rogue), Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde), Shawn Ashmore (Iceman) and Daniel Cudmore (Colossus) joined in the cast by franchise newcomers Evan Peters (American Horror Story) as Quicksilver, Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) as Warpath, Omar Sy (The Intouchables) as Bishop, Fan Bingbing (Iron Man 3) as Blink, Adan Canto (The Following) as Sunspot, Evan Jonigkeit (The Following) as Toad, Josh Helman (Mad Max: Fury Road) as William Stryker and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) as Bolivar Trask.