Russell Crowe Responds to Suggestion That He Should Play Cable in DEADPOOL 2

There has been a lot of speculation about who might end up playing the growling, time-traveling mutant Cable in the upcoming sequel to Deadpool. There have been campaigns from actors like Stephen Lang and Ron Perlman, and suggestions from fans for people ranging from Pierce Brosnan to Jon Hamm. But although Deadpool and Cable creator Rob Liefeld was the one who suggested Hamm should play Cable, he seems to have changed his tune. Now he’s thinking Russell Crowe should play the part, and Crowe has responded on Twitter (via /Film).

Here’s how the exchange went down. First, Liefeld told Crowe that the actor should read for the part:

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Oscars 2017 live stream: How to watch the Academy Awards online

Want to see Leonardo DiCaprio present an Oscar for the first time as an Oscar winner? Want to watch Lin-Manuel Miranda and Auli’i Cravalho sing a song from Moana? Want to find out if La La Land can bring home more trophies than any movie in the history of award shows? Then tune in tonight at 5:30 pm PT / 8:30 pm ET when the Oscars awards ceremony kicks off at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

Jimmy Kimmel will host the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday evening, where Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Hidden Figures, La La Land, Lion, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight are all nominated for Best Picture. La La Land is the odds-on favorite, but maybe the Academy will surprise us.