Jun 30, 2016 07:53 PM EDT

'Deadpool 2' Cable Actor Revealed? Sequel's Production May Start Next Year

There are two stars aspiring to become the "Deadpool 2" Cable actor. The character may soon be revealed as the sequel's production could begin as early as next year.

Nerdist reported that "The Punisher" star Dolph Lundgren admitted his dream of being casted as the "Deadpool 2" Cable actor. He portrayed the comic book anti-hero in the 1989 film.

"I haven't watched a lot of these superhero movies," Lundgren said. "Isn't there a character named Cable that's coming? Like, he's a big guy? Well, I guess I could kick some butt doing that, I suppose. We'll see."

Cable is the son of Scott Summers and Madelyne Pryor (Jean Grey's clone). He is a telekinetic and telepathic gun-slinger with a bionic arm. He shared a comic series with Deadpool entitled "Cable & Deadpool" by Robert Leifeld and Fabian Nicieza.

According to EW, Stephen Lang has also shared his openness to being casted as the "Deadpool 2" Cable actor. The "Avatar" and "Conan the Barbarian" star took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the character.

"Let's lay some CABLE," he wrote in a post last February. "You know I want it. This is pre-training. Thanks for spreading the word."

In another tweet, he wrote, "Shakespeare: 'CABLEs of perdurable toughness.' Slang: Just staying fit. Training another story. Let's go!"

Meanwhile, production for the "Deadpool 2" movie may begin as early as next year as per Simon Kinberg.

"The guys, [original screenwriters Paul] Wernick and Rhett [Reese], are working on the script, and we hope to have the script very soon," he told Collider. "We hope to shoot the movie some time at the beginning of next year."

Ryan Reynolds will be reprising his role as the anti-hero. "Deadpool 2" will also reportedly feature the introduction of Cable into franchise.

Newsarama added that Fox is intent on trying to keep future "X-Men" movie plans more confidential, such as the 2017 "Wolverine 3" movie. "We want it to be discovered the way that we used to watch movies a long time ago when you didn't know everything about them before you went to go see them," Kinberg said.

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