The rumors of Pierce Brosnan being cast as Cable may ring true.
On the latest episode of Meet the Movie Press, Forbes’s Simon Thompson said he chatted with director David Leitch at the world premiere of John Wick: Chapter 2, and after he congratulated Leitch on landing the Deadpool 2 directorial gig, he tried to trick Leitch into confirming the casting rumor. “So I said, ‘Congratulations on casting Pierce Brosnan,'” Thompson explained, “and he went, ‘We have not yet.'”
Mashable’s Jeff Sneider quickly chimed in, “[Variety’s] Justin [Kroll] can’t say anything, but, yeah, I’ve heard it’s going to him.”
If Brosnan does indeed land the role, given the track record with the first film its annoucment will be via its star and producer, Ryan Reynolds social media accounts. So keep a close eye on his Twitter account.
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) January 17, 2017