Why LIEFELD Fought Not To Have CABLE In the First DEADPOOL Movie

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One of the most talked about moments of 20th Century Fox's Deadpool was in the post-credits scene and the promise of Cable debuting in the then-speculative sequel, but now co-creator Rob Liefeld said that the famed X-Force leader almost debuted in the first film - but he's glad he didn't, and actively fought against it.

"Half of us believed the movie should involve Cable. I could feel Cable breathing down my neck," Liefeld told Inverse, speaking about early meetings with the studio about the Deadpool film. "I said, 'No. Don’t put Cable in the first movie.' If Cable comes later, great. Deadpool is a vehicle for Ryan to shine. Cable bogs it down, I’m not sure it works as a first film with a general audience. I got in the car and I said, 'Did I really just kill the appearance of my other more popular character?'"

20th Century Fox have announced work on a sequel to Deadpool, but haven't specified a release date or if Cable would indeed appear in the film.

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